Poll: Should Mattel Mass Produce Bald Barbie Dolls?
A Facebook group dedicated to the creation of a “Beautiful and Bald Barbie” is campaigning for Mattel to mass produce hair-less Barbie dolls as “a great coping mechanism for young girls dealing with hair loss themselves for a loved one,” whether from cancer or other autoimmune disorders. Scarves and hats would be ideal accessories for the Bald Barbie.
Both DigitalJournal.com and the Huffington Post reported on the growing campaign, which has over 48,000 “likes,” and a petition at Change.org has 1,478 signatures (just 122 votes away from its goal of 1,500).
In 2011, CBS New York reported that Mattel made a unique bald Barbie doll for 4-year-old Genesis Reyes, who sufferend hair loss from chemotherapy. Another Facebook group campaigning for a “Bald and Brave G.I. Joe” action figure currently has over 2,000 “likes.”
As a parent, do you think having a bald Barbie will be beneficial for young girls who have a difficult time understanding and accepting hair loss? Take our poll below.