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Hard Barbie?

Posted by Boghound on November 8, 2011


Tattooed Barbie prompts parent complaints

Parents have complained over a tattooed Barbie doll.

The Tokidoki Barbie features permanently marked skin, a pink bob, and crossed bones stitched on an off-the-shoulder sweater.

"If I give it to [my daughter] she will think [tattoos are] okay. She may want to go get some," parent Bill Smith told ABC News:

"It’s teaching kids to want tattoos before they are old enough to dress like that," fellow Virginia resident Kevin Buckner added.

However, a comment on parent blog Babble read: "I much prefer tattoos to unrealistic proportions and the message that the most important thing is to be pretty and get a boy.

"Good for you Mattel for making a doll a little more like the rest of us. I consider it a tiny step in the right direction,"

Insisting that the doll is not marketed to all audiences, toymaker Mattel said in a statement: "The Tokidoki Barbie is a perfect example of a limited-edition doll sold through select retail locations."

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