There was a Barbie Exhibit at the mall. I was never a fan of Barbie. I am gay – but dolls were not my thing – and I know a lot of straight acting gay men who love dressing up their Barbie growing up. I liked playing house and pretend cooking.
In the mall exhibit – the display had these words written on the glass encasement: “When you Look this good, no one cares if you’re plastic.” It’s a funny tag line – but if I had kids ( I don’t have a child but I have a niece ) – I will not let them play with Barbie from now on. I am uncomfortable with the thought of telling very young girls – that if they were beautiful – they can get away with anything. They have a lifetime to discover that – and they need not hear it from their parents.