By Ann Tatko-Peterson
Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 at 10:44 am in Kids & Tweens.
Uh-oh, Mattel has shaken up conservative groups with its latest incarnation of Barbie. Representing DC Comics’ Black Canary, Barbie sports a black leather jacket, fish-net stockings and black, leather high-heeled boots. It’s part of Mattel’s Black Label line of dolls and designated by the Barbie Collector Web site as “For the adult collector, age 14 and older.”
That disclaimer doesn’t cut it with Christian Voice of the United Kingdom — “Barbie has always been on the tarty side and this is taking it too far. A children’s doll in sexually suggestive clothing is irresponsible – it’s filth.”
Personally, I don’t think she looks any more questionable than Showgirl Barbie, with her pink feathers and fish-net stockings. And at $40, the Black Canary Barbie isn’t the type of doll that parents are going to let their kids take out of the box to play with. What do you think?