Vatican Pushes for ... Bald Barbie?
She could help rehab doll's image, Vatican newspaper notes
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2012 11:09 AM CDT
An image of a bald Barbie from the Facebook campaign.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – Forget any number of controversial stances the Vatican has taken, it's now weighing in on ... Barbie dolls. Following a Facebook campaign earlier this year, Mattel decided to launch a bald friend of Barbie in a nod to sick kids who've lost their hair and donate the dolls to hospitals. That's a good step, but the toy giant should really put her on sale, too, the Vatican's official newspaper urges.

Barbie has long been rightfully criticized for her "perfect and unreal" figure, her "plastic beauty," and her "vacuous blondeness," historian Giulia Galeotti writes, according to the Guardian. Selling a bald version could seriously help the doll's image, and Galeotti can't help but wonder: "Why is there no trace in the real world of this lineup of politically and educationally correct dolls?"

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HANKHILL
Aug 21, 2012 11:23 PM CDT
40 comments and no gay barbie?
adventuregirl
Aug 21, 2012 7:48 AM CDT
Ah the Vatican - one of the richest places in the world - being they are putting their "blessing" on this venture does this mean they will get a piece of the pie?? And the rich get richer
right2dave
Aug 21, 2012 7:05 AM CDT
shut up!