After 57 years as a tall, thin blonde, Barbie just underwent her most dramatic beauty transformation ever, by getting not one, but three new bodies. It doesn’t end there either, with seven skin tones, 22 eye colours and 24 different hairstyles available for each body type, children have more options than ever when it comes to what their Barbie looks like.
Last week, Mattel unveiled petite, tall and curvy versions of its doll saying that they “represent a line that is more reflective of the world girls see around them.” But being that this is 2016, some people are saying that Mattel hasn’t done enough to represent the diversity of all people on Earth; when can we expect an overweight or transgender Barbie? What about dolls that represent people with disabilities? Or muscular figures? Or natural hair?
And what about KEN?
It may seem odd, but masses of grown men are demanding a more realistic-looking male companion for Barbie on Twitter right now using the hashtag #DadBodKen.