I’m tellin’ ya folks. That damn Barbie is constantly getting herself in the news lately, just like Lindsay Lohan. Always surrounded by controversy.
Now “Parade Magazine” and investigative reporter Ashleigh Schmitz have the latest controversy surrounding this brat.
See what happens when you’re a huge celebrity and it all goes to your head.
(A mock-up cover of Barbie on a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is displayed at the Mattel booth at the American International Toy Fair in New York. A few weeks after her foray into the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, Barbie is entangled in controversy again, this time over her ties with the Girl Scouts.(AP Photo)
Apparently consumer groups are all up in arms and legs, (plastic ones) that Barbie will be wearing a, (gasp) Girl Scout uniform. Holy crap!!! A Girl scout uniform. How freakin’ perverted is THAT!!!
I mean, take a look at how she’ll look dressed in these provocative Girl Scout uniforms.
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According to Susan Linn, director of “Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood” in an interview with the Associated Press, she said, “ “Holding Barbie, the quintessential fashion doll, up as a role model for Girl Scouts simultaneously sexualizes young girls, idealizes an impossible type, and undermines the Girl Scouts’ vital mission to build ‘girls of courage, confidence and character.”
Here’s a quote from the AP article:
“While many hold gripes about Barbie’s reputation for sexualizing the different career uniform she wears (in her 55 years she has been outfitted for more than 135 different jobs–most with pink accents or accessories), others think putting Barbie in the Girl Scout uniform is a great way to get girls involved with the organization.”
YES! Barbie is 55 years old. Has held 135 different jobs, which basically means she can’t hold down a damn job, and now is relegated, at 55, to selling Girl Scout cookies. Go figure.
Damn! If my other half and I were destitute and both of us out of work and she got an opportunity to sell Girl Scout cookies at her age, hell, I’d say go for it. I mean, if Barbie is 55 but somehow still manages to look like she’s 19, what’s the big deal about her wearing a Girl Scout uniform.
Actually, on occasion, even though she really doesn’t sell Girl Scout cookies, my other half does dress up in Girl Scout clothes just to um…er……um….neverrrrrr mind.
Anyhow, the major gripe here is that Barbie is being commercialized.
After all, as that famous Girl Scout philosopher Mitt Romney one said, “Barbie is people too.”
So, she should not be commercialized, I guess.
Which raises the question, are Barbie dolls displayed in stores and sold? Which, and this is just my guess, means that Barbie IS commercialized and has been for 55 years.
Or is it just the fact that she’s gonna be wearing a Girl Scout uniform and (gasp) this may make little children and grown ups want to, (gasp again) buy Girl Scout cookies?
Hey…..it could be worse ya know!
AND……considering Barbie IS of legal age and old enough to consent to whatever commercial product she wants to endorse…………….
This whole bro ha ha is about what certain people think the rest of us should think. As I see it Mattel, the company that makes Barbie dolls can do WTF they want. If ya don’t like the idea of Barbie dressed up in a Girl Scout uniform, don’t buy it for your kids. Simple as that.
But to get all bent outta shape over something this stupid when there are more important things to worry about your kid getting the wrong idea over is inane.
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And you’re worried about the commercialization of Barbie in a Girl Scout uniform why?
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