Barbie goes au naturel
The famous blonde doll sheds her plastic perfection and steps out sans makeup.
For the first time, Barbie has been seen without her usual flawless face, smooth hair and Technicolor makeup. Graphic designer Eddi Aguirre posted a digitally altered photo of the blonde doll on Imgur with the caption, “No one is perfect,” reports the Daily Mail.
The altered image portrays the long-criticized icon with freckles, undereye circles, frizzy hair, oily skin, yellow teeth and braces.
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Responses to Barbie’s natural look have been met with mixed emotions.
“A doll with an incredibly sick look? Like she's got an awful hangover or renal failure? Which child would want it?” wrote one commenter on Imgur.
Another woman commented, “I wish they could have shown me this when I was a kid... I always thought Barbie was so perfect. Maybe I'd be less self-conscious without makeup if I'd seen this earlier!”
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Fran Walfish, a child and family therapist based in Beverly Hills, Calif., told Yahoo, “Barbie with braces and acne looks very much like the type of women and girls who come into my practice. Perhaps this new image is a good thing.”
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Making Barbie look like a nasty, rundown, mother of six after a night spent with a bottle of Jack is not the way to teach kids about 'real women' or proper body image, this is just a ploy to sell more products.
Big Business wants young women to feel that if they don't buy all those beauty products and makeup, they would look like a nasty, rundown, mother of six after a night spent with a bottle of Jack! Wow and our kids would believe it if we dont teach them differently!!!
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