Nothing surprises me anymore. Not even this morning when I heard about Tattoo Barbie. I’m just surprised it took so long.
Yes, Mattel now has Tattoo Barbie who also comes with a gun. She’s getting some flack from ole curmudgeons like me, but it’s probably too late, unlike several years ago when Barbie’s pregnant friend made the scene. She was pulled because of the public outcry.
The company says it just wants to be relevant. I don’t really have anything against tattoos, in fact I have the beginnings of a vericose vein thing going on my left leg that looks like a railroad track. I’ve been passing it off as a tattoo and no one seems the wiser.
I’m just wondering what’s next for the darling of several generations of little girls. Terrorist Barbie who has a bomb under her skirt? Botox Barbie with big puffy lips? (After all she is turning 50.)
How bout Crow’s Feet Barbie? Or Hip replacement Barbie? That would be really hip. The list could go on. But if Mattel really wants to be relevant with its 50 something doll, they’d better get real.
I’ve got it! How about Lipo-Barbie. She can come stuffed with Crisco and carry her own fat sucking hose. I’m sorry. I should let this go before it gets out of hand.