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Mexican Barbie generates backlash Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
14th Apr '13

I swear people will find anything to complain about these days. I don't see what is so offensive about this, at all. If I'm being ignorant, please enlighten me.



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"The goal of Mattel's "Dolls of the World" Barbie collection might be to boost intercultural understanding -- but it seems the brand has tried the tolerance of specific communities it seeks to represent.



The latest batch of dolls in the collection -- shown in the slideshow below -- was introduced last summer. Each one comes with a passport and a pet -- Holland Barbie has a bunny and India Barbie, a monkey. The accessories assigned to Mexico Barbie, however, have been the focus of considerable skepticism from commentators.



On the Barbie collector website, the doll is described as having the facial sculpt of a

Rette Mich 1 child; Texas 27604 posts
14th Apr '13

I think its stupid. Sure it could have this and it could have that, but it doesnt! Its a freaking barbie play with it or shut up. And this is coming from a Hispanic.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75033 posts
status 14th Apr '13

People probably shouldn't depend on Barbie to teach their kids about cultural diversity lol. Meh, I don't see what the big deal is.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
14th Apr '13

I think the passport was probably a poor idea. Other than that I think it was fine.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
14th Apr '13
Quoting she nan igans:" I think the passport was probably a poor idea. Other than that I think it was fine."


Why though? All of the international Barbies come with a passport.

Black Cat 1 child; Marvel, PA, United States 3827 posts
14th Apr '13

I don't see the problem. If people really want their children to learn about their heritage, should try really be depending on Barbie anyway?

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 122614 posts
status 14th Apr '13

I think some people just look for things to complain about.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
14th Apr '13

And I'm not sure what "new Hispanic" is.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
14th Apr '13
Quoting Dovahkiin:" Why though? All of the international Barbies come with a passport. "


Yeah, I just looked that up and saw it. I take that back then. I thought the upset was because she was the only one with one. Since they all have one I see no issue with it at all.

Lauralie89 3 kids; Pennsylvania 2244 posts
14th Apr '13

I honestly don't see what the big deal is...people just like to find things to complain about I think.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 122614 posts
status 14th Apr '13

I thought Chihuahua's were popular in Mexico? I mean why include a guitar if all the other dolls have pets?

Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
14th Apr '13

I don't get why they think the passport was a bad thing... Aren't there people belonging to every culture residing in the united states? Yet the rest of the cultural barbies have a passport... I don't see the difference. The India barbie could have just as easily been a citizen of any other country but its based on the country of origin.

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11481 posts
14th Apr '13

They have always had a mexican "collectable" barbie. She comes in old fashioned dress. She didnt come with a passport or dog but still. There has always been one. Why are people bitching about the new one? Get over it. ALL of them come with passports. Its not a racial thing against mexicans. Now the chihuahua kinda cracks me up.



Im mexican and idgaf.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 30943 posts
status 14th Apr '13

The "LA Tan" made me laugh though haha. I don't see anything bad about the doll at all. What is wrong with the Chihuahua? It IS a Mexican dog.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 30943 posts
status 14th Apr '13
Quoting ♥MamaToSilas♥:" They have always had a mexican "collectable" barbie. She comes in old fashioned dress. She didnt come ... [snip!] ... them come with passports. Its not a racial thing against mexicans. Now the chihuahua kinda cracks me up. Im mexican and idgaf."


The LA Tan got me lmao.