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Mexican Barbie generates backlash Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
Apr 14th '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 27612 posts
Apr 14th '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 75118 posts
Apr 14th '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
Apr 14th '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
Apr 14th '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.

Cat.Woman. 1 child; Gotham City, PA, United States 3841 posts
Apr 14th '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?

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

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

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
Apr 14th '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
Apr 14th '13

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

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

Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31144 posts
Apr 14th '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.

Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31144 posts
Apr 14th '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.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
Apr 14th '13
Quoting IDGAF ❤:" 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."


Right! Like what other pet would they give her? A tarantula...?

Akeema 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kissimmee, FL, United States 6824 posts
Apr 14th '13

Chihuahuas are Mexican in origin, the skin could have been a bit darker; however, you do need a pass port to go to Mexico or even come from Mexico so these people need to get over them selves just because the president is making it so that illegal immigrants are getting more money and jobs than people who were born and raised here does not mean that they should not have a passport.

Two Princesses 2 kids; Los Angeles, CA, United States 7205 posts
Apr 14th '13
Quoting Dovahkiin:" Why though? All of the international Barbies come with a passport. "


So I think it's fine then. Not like it's the only one that comes with one.