Archive for December 11, 2009

Like, Assalamu alaikum. Totally.

Unsure to get that special Muslim in your life for Christmas? No, not him… I mean a six-year old Muslim girl.

Well, fret no more as the wunderkinds at Mattel who brought you the lead-filled Cars memorabilia and the “American Girl” doll who sleeps in cars and is dealing with abuse (No. Joke.) proudly brings you:

Burka Barbie! (Masonry shout out to the National Post)

A Barbie collector attending the exhibition from England opined: “Bring it on, Burka Barbie … I think this is really important for girls. Wherever they are from, they should have the opportunity to play with a Barbie that they feel represents them.”

As Mattel gets all P.C. with their Barbie’s, I love the National Post’s take on this fundamental fashion faux-pas:
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”?
Genius. I’m just waiting for bin Laden’s concubine Barbie, than I think my Christmas shopping plans are complete. Thanks, Santa!