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    Oh lord. Can't they just make NORMAL sized dolls? Not super skinny, not "plus size" (although this actually sounds like a joke with the double chin), just an average size kind of thing.

    I never liked dolls anyway, I was more of a stuffed animal kid. My daughter likes dolls but for her it's all about their hair.
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    I would love to see a normal sized Barbie, but I also dont think the standard Barbie is a huge deal either. I may be less concerned then most people anyways because none of my girls were into Barbie. Mia asked for a Barbie dream house once and I was shocked because she doesnt really play with Barbies. When she got it she uses if for an animal hospital.
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    Yeah, I agree that normal sized would be best. But I also don't care if they make the skinny ones, or the plus sized ones. I just can't work up any care over Barbie's dress size. LOL
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    I think there are much bigger issues than Barbie to fret over too.
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    So who would actually buy these Barbies? Do you think even someone with an overweight child would buy one? Wouldn't it be a little insulting to bring home a Barbie for your little girl that says.... Here is a Barbie that is fat like you? That would be great for a child's self esteem if her friends get skinny Barbies and she gets a fat one. This isn't a Barbie for children it is a Barbie for politically correct adults that want to make a statement.
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    It's no more a good idea or bad idea than the regular Barbie. If you let your kid play with a doll that resembles a fake-boobed, bleach-blond 6-foot-tall anorexic who wears no footwear except hooker heels, you likely aren't presenting it as a role model for her to aspire to, so there shouldn't be any problem with your kid playing with a doll that resembles a morbidly obese person. They are just toys.
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    They left in the hooker heels bleach-blonde hair and skanky dress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    So who would actually buy these Barbies? Do you think even someone with an overweight child would buy one? Wouldn't it be a little insulting to bring home a Barbie for your little girl that says.... Here is a Barbie that is fat like you? That would be great for a child's self esteem if her friends get skinny Barbies and she gets a fat one. This isn't a Barbie for children it is a Barbie for politically correct adults that want to make a statement.
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    I do not think it is necessary to go overboard or give a double chin, but there is nothing wrong with making a more realistic doll. Barbie features are not humanly possible. It is no more healthy to look like Barbie than it is to be morbidly obese.

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