More than 44,000 Facebook fans of a group called Beautiful and Bald Barbie! Let's see if we can get it made petition Mattel to create a Barbie specifically to help young girls cope with disease.
CBS reports the company made a unique, hairless doll for a 4-year-old stricken with cancer earlier this year. This philanthropic move just piles more steam onto the FB group's mission. The specific goal reads on their page:
We would like to see a Beautiful and Bald Barbie made to help young girls who suffer from hair loss due to cancer treatments, Alopecia or Trichotillomania . Also, for young girls who are having trouble coping with their mother's hair loss from chemo. Many children have some difficulty accepting their mother, sister, aunt, grandparent or friend going from a long haired to a bald.
The petitioners also aim to include accessories with the Barbie including scarves and hats.
Do you think this Barbie is a good idea? Do you think Mattel will go for it? What other types of Barbies should be sold?