In a move that’s sure to make some people clutch their pearls, Mattel has released a Barbie that some people are calling a drag queen. How in the world did this come about, and how is the company addressing the issue? Find out and see the full doll by clicking here!
It’s not uncommon for Mattel to pair up with fashion designers to create outfits for Barbie, and the “drag queen” doll is no different. Her outfit was created by design team David and Phillipe Blond. Phillipe often dresses in drag, and one outfit of his in particular is the reason for the doll’s unofficial label:
I can definitely see the similarities! But Mattel is denying any drag queen rumors, saying that the Blond’s doll simply “celebrates the dramatic and glamorous fashions created by the designing pair David and Phillipe Blond.” The company also says they have not received any complaints about it. [via Daily News]
What do you think of this Barbie?