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Hello ‘new Barbie’. 🌈

(182 Posts)
Urmstongran Thu 26-May-22 12:39:19

The first transgender Barbie doll has been launched to highlight the importance of "acceptance at every age".

What, if any, are your thoughts?

Hithere Thu 26-May-22 12:42:06

Good for them! Inclusiveness rocks

I hate barbies for grooming kids into impossible beauty standards from just a young age

Smileless2012 Thu 26-May-22 12:42:11

When are they bringing out transgender Ken?

Robin49 Thu 26-May-22 12:43:23

What a load of rubbish! The world has gone mad.

Germanshepherdsmum Thu 26-May-22 13:02:39

The world has indeed gone mad. Little kids don’t need these ideas put in their heads. They find out about the world all too soon.

Aveline Thu 26-May-22 13:04:35

I thought Ken was already, er, transgender!

GagaJo Thu 26-May-22 13:05:12


I thought Ken was already, er, transgender!

LOL Of course!

Aveline Thu 26-May-22 13:06:50

Same as 'Action Man'

Redhead56 Thu 26-May-22 13:07:52

I don’t think it’s the world gone mad but the human race. I will duck for cover now for daring to be critical.

Shinamae Thu 26-May-22 13:08:22


What a load of rubbish! The world has gone mad.


Smileless2012 Thu 26-May-22 13:08:48

Hadn't thought of that so I wonder what defines transgender Barbie from cis Barbie hmm.

GrannyGravy13 Thu 26-May-22 13:09:11

Personally I think it is an item of plastic that is not needed.

volver Thu 26-May-22 13:10:51

Here she is. Its clearly the end of civilisation as we know it.

But then I've always thought that about Barbies.

Smileless2012 Thu 26-May-22 13:13:38

Well IMO unless you know who Laverne Cox is this is simply another Barbie.

volver Thu 26-May-22 13:15:14

Exactly. Isn't that amazing....hmm

Smileless2012 Thu 26-May-22 13:17:35

Laverne Cox is amazing.

DillytheGardener Thu 26-May-22 13:18:32

None of them have any ‘bits’ so they are all fairly transgender in my eyes anyway 😂
Honestly don’t care either way. There will be a market for them, hence their being made. Capitalism at work.
Bratz dolls are the ones I don’t care for. They look like hookers.

GrannyGravy13 Thu 26-May-22 13:23:50

Exactly DillytheGardener it’s a marketing ploy nothing more, nothing less.

We are all being encouraging to buy less, particularly Chinese plastic tat so hey ho let’s jump on the transgender bandwagon…

Maudi Thu 26-May-22 13:25:15

Perhaps an overweight Barbie with a few tattoos would be more apt.

Smileless2012 Thu 26-May-22 13:26:45

I suspect the market will be for a new Barbie and this being transgender will be irrelevant to the majority of adults who buy it and children who play with it.

Germanshepherdsmum Thu 26-May-22 13:28:31

🤣🤣🤣 Maudi.

Grammaretto Thu 26-May-22 13:31:28

It was the highheeled shaped feet that "got" me. Why?
At least action man had proper feet.
Is there an action girl/LGBT?

Grammaretto Thu 26-May-22 13:32:17

Oh Maudi yesgrin

Grammaretto Thu 26-May-22 13:33:28

Or an elderly Barbie with disabilities?shock

Galaxy Thu 26-May-22 13:35:20

Yes a bit like when my son had an obsession with Thomas and had to buy every engine. They made one for every character and then thought bugger we cant sell anything else, I know we will do 'winter Thomas ' (exact same engine with some snow on it) or Royal Henry (exact same engine with a crown on it) - still irritated 20 years latergrin