Black Twitter blasts Barbie for black doll with ‘ratchet’ hairstyle

Over a final several years, Mattel has turn some-more diverse, formulating Barbies of all shades and backgrounds. However, a singular braid of one a latest dolls has sparked a bit of a debate.

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Last weekend, Hulu premiered a documentary “Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie.” To foster a project, the Barbie Style Instagram comment posted a design of 3 Barbie dolls sitting in front of a mechanism with a heading “Movie night with my girls to watch a @Hulu premiere of a new @Barbie documentary, Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie!”

Movie night with my girls to watch a @Hulu premiere of a new @Barbie documentary, Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie! Check it out now during a couple in my bio! 💖 #barbie #barbiestyle

A post common by Barbie® (@barbiestyle) on Apr 27, 2018 during 4:53pm PDT

While a dual white dolls had true hair pulled behind into a ponytail, a one black doll had dark-colored cornrows on one side and curly, blonde curls on a other side. 

Several on amicable media beheld a disproportion and commented on a black Barbie’s look. Several pronounced they were annoyed by a character and that it did not accurately paint African-American women.


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Others suspicion a character was unprepared and called it an deficient sew-in. They pronounced Barbie missed a symbol in a try to be inclusive. 

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On a other hand, a few desired it. Even “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss was a fan. She uploaded a corresponding print of her and a Barbie wearing identical hairstyles. 

I wasn’t gonna post this pic though given we have a clarity of amusement we motionless to give y’all a good laugh! we saw people roasting a hair on a Barbie pic currently we laughed so tough since we had this same braid before. This was my genuine hair, no weave. It used to be blonde though my roots were black so when @paulabrittstyles braided a side it had a identical demeanour to a Black Barbie in a pic y’all were articulate about. 🤣🤣🤣. Swipe left to see a strange pic with @mamajjoyce, @rileyburruss I. Riley was usually about 1 on this pic so this was maybe 14yrs ago. 🤣🤣🤣

A post common by Kandi Burruss (@kandi) on Apr 29, 2018 during 9:21am PDT




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