Mattel, the maker of the famous Barbie doll recently unveiled a new diverse line of Ken dolls. The new Ken dolls join an expanded Barbie Fashionistas line. There are 15 new Ken dolls in total, each with different body types, several ranges of skin tones and different hairstyles. One Ken doll is even rocking cornrows:
Lisa McKnight, Barbie’s senior vice president and general manager said:
“By continuing to expand our product line, we are redefining what a Barbie or Ken doll looks like to this generation…Evolving Ken was a natural evolution for the brand and allows girls to further personalize the role they want him to play in Barbie’s world.”
I’m all for diversity, so kudos to Mattel for thinking outside the box and not making another Ken doll with blonde hair and blue eyes. However, looking at the black Ken dolls some just couldn’t help but crack some pretty funny jokes:. Take a look:
I wouldn’t call this a twitter dragging. Click HERE & HERE for some real authentic Twitter draggings. The Twitter response with the Ken dolls is more like Showtime at the Apollo and had me belly laughing. What do you think of the new Ken dolls? Let me hear it in the comments!
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