Busty Barbie Doll: Should it be recalled?

 

By Posted 25 May 2010, 17:33

Earlier on, we informed you about the outrage that a new Barbie doll has been causing for some parents in the U.S. After having time to reflect on this, do you think that the product should be recalled?

The doll is part of the Barbie Basics collection and is available to buy now from stores like Target priced at $19.99.

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As we told you in detail earlier, the doll features a low cut dress and cleavage, prompting worried parents to question whether the dolls are suitable for their daughters or not.

If you were to take your daughter shopping for a new Barbie doll and she says to you, ‘I want that one’, how would you react? Would you think nothing of it and simply buy it?

We have created a poll below for you to have your say on the issue. We’ll update you when we hear more information regarding the doll.

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  • millie

    Why recall it? There's nothing structurally wrong with it. If you don't like it, don't buy it. Very simple.

  • Kasumi

    We are supposed to "diversified" in this country. There are plenty of women who have big busts, both naturally and surgically enhanced. Are we being prejudiced against the women with big busts? LIttle girls see women in their everyday lives with big busts, including their own mothers and grandmothers. This should be seen as natural. This should not be a cause for controversy. This should not be a big deal.

  • MrsB

    This doll is part of a collection of dolls entitled Barbie Basics and is for the ADULT Barbie collector (of which there are MANY, including myself). The package indicates she is for adult collectors. In the collection there are twelve dolls that represent different looks, ethnicities, styles, hair colors, etc. All of the dolls are dressed in variations on the "little black dress." As a parent I'd be more worried about what my children see on TV or even going to the local store where people often expose much more than this doll.