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What Would Barbie's Proportions Look Like on a Real Woman? Come See

By Glamour Magazine Aug 10, 2012 3:11PM

by Beth Shapouri, Glamour

We know what it would look like if Barbie got married (see here and here—no, really, you MUST check out those links), but what if she were a real woman? The folks behind the Twitter feed So Bad So Good found a picture that shows her figure drawn on a model's body, and the results are, as you might expect, a little bit insane.

The second I spotted this over at The Daily Mail I thought, Oh, I'm going to have to post this one. We all know her waist measurement is ridiculous, but what's up with the tiny chin? Are tiny chins hot? This has honestly never been a thought in my life. Other observations: Her eyes are ENORMOUS, her neck is basically a toothpick and her boobs would be so high she could use them as a storage shelf.

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Of course, criticism of Barbie's unrealistic body isn't a new thing, but seeing it drawn on a real woman is pretty jarring. I mean, her body wouldn't be a hospitable place for a full set of ribs, and her spine would have to be so thin her doctor would have her on Boniva in about 10 seconds. This is not hot. Perhaps Lelaina Pierce really should have made that Pulitzer-prize-winning documentary Why Barbie is Bad.

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Are you surprised by the lines you see here? Are you also thrown off by the tiny chin? Are you worried about the message Barbie's proportions send? And did you play with Barbies growing up yourself? Talk about it all below!

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Photo: Twitter

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25Comments
Aug 11, 2012 7:29PM
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My G.I. Joe's use to dismember my Sisters Barbies, and I really had nothing to do with it, "I swear.."
Aug 11, 2012 7:24PM
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Those that obsess over the dimensions of a toy by attempting to somehow discredit its dimensions as they relate to a human have some real issues.  As others have pointed out, it’s a toy, nothing more.

 

I wonder what these obsessed people think of Jessica Rabbit?

Aug 11, 2012 7:05PM
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Let's talk about horribly deformed cartoon characters now...
I'd honestly love to see Gwen's figure drawn on a human --> http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090905054958/totaldramaisland/images/archive/9/93/20100525005318!GwenJump.PNG
Or how about those freakishly huge eyes and heads of anime girls? I'd also love to see that on a real human.

I'm not saying this article is bad, of course. But all this criticism about a simple doll is getting kind of annoying.
Aug 11, 2012 6:58PM
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I guess the "Dog Days of Summer", really are here, as shown by this old and mindless discussion about a Barbie doll's unrealistic proportions.  Are you kidding me, Beth?  You didn't have enough fun this Summer?
But I guess, what the hell, it's worth a shot.  But as we can all see, by the number of responses and comments, no one really gave your article much thought... A side from me. lol
Aug 11, 2012 6:42PM
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its just a freaking toy get over it
Aug 11, 2012 6:09PM
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@sunshine

Agreed, why pick on cartoon characters? Her proportions are out of whack, no ****. It's not like any little girls are looking at Barbie and saying "Hot damn, I need to get my rib surgically removed.

I've heard of a woman who actually wanted to look like Barbie. She got freakish amounts of plastic surgery and got her makeup tattooed on, she even found a boy-toy who decided he was going to be a Ken Doll to her Barbie (he even changed his last name to "Kendall" for it).

I'd argue that this woman is highly disturbed, and has some mental health problems. I think she is the most extreme case ever. Guess what: even isn't lining up to have her ribs taken out.
Aug 11, 2012 6:03PM
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Oh c'mon, leave the doll alone. It's a toy for goodness sakes. Barbie was my favorite growing up and she'll be in my kids rooms. And honestly people, would you rather your child playing with a doll they have to animate and makes the stories up with themselves (being creative) or have them mindlessly staring at a video game all day (and this from a video game lover)? I'd take being creative with the slightest chance of "bodily issues" that every woman will have with or without barbie over that. So leave the toy alone before we all complain so much that she fades into obscurity.  
Aug 11, 2012 5:45PM
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they are just some stupid toys for god sake Nothing its real in the toys world. . why don't we start looking at the real models in magazine they look nothing close to what a women looks in real life.

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