Cognitive Dissonance

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Meet Mexican Barbie. I’m going to stop there, because journalist Laura Martinez nails it:

The folks over at Mattel are so smart, that not only they have come up with a Mexican Barbie, but they have given her all the possible tools to go around the U.S. the world undisturbed.
In addition to a “wonderfully bright pink dress with ribbon accents,” Mexican Barbie comes fashionably ready for a fiesta with her Chihuahua friend (we all do.) But that is not all: According to Mattel, this beauty features accessories that “add play value,” including a passport and sticker sheet.
It is not for me to inform you about the “play value” that a passport provides, so go ahead! Play with your Barbie Mexicana and don’t even think of calling her indocumentada. Oh, and she can be yours for only $24.50 on Amazon.com

I’m curious who at Mattel looked at the sketch for this Barbie and said, “You know what? She’s not Mexican enough. I know! Let’s make her legal!”
I’m sure that person exists somewhere in their design department. And that person is awful.

Meet Mexican Barbie. I’m going to stop there, because journalist Laura Martinez nails it:

The folks over at Mattel are so smart, that not only they have come up with a Mexican Barbie, but they have given her all the possible tools to go around the U.S. the world undisturbed.

In addition to a “wonderfully bright pink dress with ribbon accents,” Mexican Barbie comes fashionably ready for a fiesta with her Chihuahua friend (we all do.) But that is not all: According to Mattel, this beauty features accessories that “add play value,” including a passport and sticker sheet.

It is not for me to inform you about the “play value” that a passport provides, so go ahead! Play with your Barbie Mexicana and don’t even think of calling her indocumentada. Oh, and she can be yours for only $24.50 on Amazon.com

I’m curious who at Mattel looked at the sketch for this Barbie and said, “You know what? She’s not Mexican enough. I know! Let’s make her legal!”

I’m sure that person exists somewhere in their design department. And that person is awful.

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    i hope the Chinese doll isn’t wearing a kimono… kimonos are Japanese.
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    You do realise this is part of their around the world collection, right? The passport is for the kid who gets the doll,...
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    So fucking wrong
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    Ugh. She’s a Barbie ready to go to Arizona… 😤
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    Hahahahah mexican barbie
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