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:
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.”
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”?