02 December 2009

Our "something for everyone" world

I have seen some pretty tawdry advertising campaigns in my time, but I must say this one takes the cake for insensitivity.

What's next in dolls that are "important for girls" to play with? "Illiterate Barbie"? "Forced-Marriage Barbie"?
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about "Unfaithful Barbie".
Stones not included.

potato said...

The next logical step is "Terrorist Barbie".

maryT said...

Glad my daughter never had a Barbie, she preferred trucks and tractors. And I have never bought a barbie for any g/daughter.

Neo Conservative said...

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the anthem of planet pinko... sing along now... "everything is bee-yoo-ti-ful... in its own way..."

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C.M. said...

Heh..I got laabled an islamaphobe for even mentioning that I was boycotting Barbie this year due to burka Barbie. Stupid folks don't have a problem with a corperate entity prostituting them selves for $$$$$ and exposure.

P*ssed me right off: hot wheels and Barbie were huge on my list this year for the kids.

Neo Conservative said...

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remember the good old days... when "critical" thinking wasn't regarded as a bad thing?

sigh.

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C.M. said...

Ticks me off when the same folks wouldn't be caught dead buying plantation owner ken and black christie barbie set complete with ankle braclets and a whip. I mean really shackles are shackles aren't they?

Apparently not.....