Barbie has changed quite a bit over her 50 years. She's been a princess, a mermaid, and most alarmingly, a NASCAR fan. But she's never gotten inked up...until now. That's right, kids. America's sweetheart now comes with tattoos, and some parents are outraged.
The Buzz is alive with articles
on "Totally Stylin' Tattoos Barbie." Some parents
remarked that they wouldn't buy a Barbie with tattoos, as it encourages girls to show off their bodies. To be fair, the blond bombshell doesn't come with tattoos already applied. It's up to the kids to attach the stickers where they see fit. The tattoos look to be the standard collection of hearts, stars, and butterflies. Sadly, there are no "Death Before Dishonor" or "Semper Fi" tattoos.
The doll also comes with temporary tats that kids can attach to Barbie's clothing or to themselves with a handy-dandy applicator
. Despite the outrage, Barbie-maker Mattel has no plans to discontinue the doll. In fact, tatted-up Barbie is selling well
. Searches are also moving at a brisk pace. Over the past day, queries on "tattoo barbie
" and "buy tattoo barbie
" have taken off.
It's also worth noting that this isn't the first time Barbie has done something controversial. A few years ago, Barbie's best friend Midge was pregnant. After parents complained, Wal-Mart pulled the doll
. Stay tuned to see if tattooed Barbie suffers the same cruel fate, or if Mattel keeps it real.
....uummm I find this article quite amusing.