Happy Birthday Barbie!!! 50 years, Go Girl.
Black Babrie Facts:
First introduced in 1967 as a friend of Barbie named Francie
The first official Black Barbie was introduced in 1980
This fall Mattel plans to introduce The So In Style dolls, a collection of Black Barbies complete with authentic-looking African American features, a facial sculpt, fuller lips and a wider nose. The dolls wil also have distinctive cheekbones and curlier hair.
With that being said Black, Hispanic, Asian Whatever you are Please get over your Barbie Complex It a Fuckin Doll.
Why am I saying this. Well I just read this article well more like a letter Called D.O.B. Death of Barbie its at HoneyMagazine.com if you want to read it.
You can kinda draw your own conclusion as to what they were bitching about. Now I played with Barbie like every single girl in the world. I had a white Barbie because I liked her Blond hair. I had my Black Barbies too because they were black like me. Never once did I form a complex over how and why Barbie came about. Black females seem to be the only ones who have an image issue with this damm toy. I understand I am a black female but to equate your image issues with Barbie is getting old….
If you have a problem with Barbie then please don’t buy her for your kid, niece, cousin whatever. The last thing you want to have this child somehow form an Image issue because they want a whit one not a black on. Give Mattel credit they tried to make a Barbie for every color of the rainbow. Give them a break…Will Ya???