What are your thoughts on a bald Barbie?
Mattel will be releasing a new Barbie to help young girls cope with hair loss. The company states, “[The doll] will be distributed exclusively to children’s hospitals and other hospitals treating children with cancer throughout the U.S. and Canada, directly reaching girls who are most affected by hair loss.”
The bald Barbie was inspired by a Facebook group started by a survivor of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma who says, “One of the major reasons [I started the page] was to reduce the stigma for women and children who have hair loss — being not accepted to be able to go out in public without something covering their head, whether it be a wig or a scarf or that sort of thing. Their beauty and their self-worth is not dependent upon their hair.” She hopes the Barbies will eventually be sold in stores.
What do you think about a bald Barbie? Do you know of any girls who have been affected by hair loss?
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lollipopleann223 on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 2:27 am
Its sweet :3 I’ve always felt bad for those lil girls who had cancer and had to play with a dol that had a head full of hair
coolcalx on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 12:15 am
so… are they giving them or selling them to the hospitalized kids?
DisparityByDesign on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 3:56 pm
Good on them reversing the damage of those ******* Bratz dolls.
teen2697 on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 11:33 am
i support this…but i dont understand the video above…why do we want to look like barbie? I mean its okay sometimes just for fun but it kinda makes people think we need to look good and haveno pimples or anything if we want to be considered pretty….
ZombieRocker on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 9:27 am
Good idea, it will bring up their self esteem.
Memoryy on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 5:17 am
I think its a great idea, if it helps the kids feel better, that’s what should matter right now, but we have to also think, how do we know it will make kids feels better? Was it tested out somehow, were kids with this issue surveyed? I agree it is a great idea, and a way to stop certain extrenal influences from the media, showing how hair is not needed to be beautiful. Sounds strange saying it but everyone deserves to have their self esteem boosted somehow n this will help. There is no shame in it.
TourettesBiscuit on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 3:11 am
Stupid idea. How would you feel if no one particularly paid any positive attention UNTIL you had no hair. It would surely make you feel as if there’s something wrong with you. Yes, it’s great IDEA to make kids feel better about themselves. Ultimately, though, it’s not exactly going to work.
SuperFreshChik on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 2:58 am
MorgansternHoney on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 2:44 am
you go barbie :3
sweetangel201292 on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 2:38 am
i think its a great idea