|Hafen von Schlockenberg ||03 Apr 2017 10:01 p.m. PST|
Mistakes were made.
There have been others,but. . .nobody thought this through? Really?
|Buff Orpington ||04 Apr 2017 4:11 a.m. PST|
Not sure I understand, is there some hidden meaning?
| Waco Joe ||04 Apr 2017 4:36 a.m. PST|
An oreo is a derogatory term for an African American, whom other African Americans deem is acting too "white".
| Andrew Walters ||04 Apr 2017 8:20 a.m. PST|
I'm gonna go with: this is a fake. A mockery of the actual "black" Barbies, perhaps.
| Andrew Walters ||04 Apr 2017 8:21 a.m. PST|
…and I'm wrong. A quick google says that once again people have been clumsier than I expected was possible.
|Hafen von Schlockenberg ||04 Apr 2017 8:40 a.m. PST|
Yep. I remember seeing the ads for "Growing Up Skipper" and thinking them odd.
I thought about posting "Pregnant Midge"--but that one is just too grotesque.
How do some of these things get green lighted?
Of course there's this (assuming it plays for you--won't for me--but that may be Verizon punishing me for using too much of my "unlimited" data):
|Hafen von Schlockenberg ||04 Apr 2017 9:49 a.m. PST|
Watch Skipper "grow". Kinda creeps me out,now.
"C-section Midge" would have been more accurate, but I doubt that would have helped. . .
| Cacique Caribe ||04 Apr 2017 10:45 a.m. PST|
"How do some of these things get green lighted?"
Exactly! How in the world indeed. Specially when so many must have had to bless it before the final decision was made up top.
|Who asked this joker||04 Apr 2017 11:17 a.m. PST|
So, Oreo Barbie was originally white. They added the African-American version for options for others who wanted a different role model. Right idea with a poor execution. Big dummies.
|Buff Orpington ||04 Apr 2017 1:48 p.m. PST|
@Waco Joe, thanks, I suspected it would be something like that.
|Hafen von Schlockenberg ||05 Apr 2017 9:25 a.m. PST|
Joker--you're right,and honestly, I have mixed feelings about the skewering they got. In fact, I came across this after hearing a radio story about "Wheelchair Barbie". You can't fault them for making a kind of role model for kids in those circumstances, right? But then. . .
The story featured a woman who bought one for her Barbie-loving daughter,who was excited to get a Barbie like her. Then she discovered that Barbie's wheelchair wouldn't fit through the doors of her "Dreamhouse",much less in Barbie's elevator. So Wheelchair Barbie's difficulties ended up replicating the child's own experiences,and not the positive ones.
Another case of good intentions with unfortunate results. Sigh.
On a lighter note(!)--if Mattel had teamed up with Ritz,we might have had a "Cracker Barbie"!
|zoneofcontrol||05 Apr 2017 10:04 a.m. PST|
The list omitted "Wargamer Barbie". You turn one arm and the waistline expands. You turn the other arm and the hairline recedes. Don't even ask what happens when you pull her finger!
|Private Matter||05 Apr 2017 1:31 p.m. PST|
|Hafen von Schlockenberg ||07 Apr 2017 9:19 p.m. PST|
Update: Not in the same category,really,as this one was available exclusively at the San Diego Comicon, and aimed at collectors:
I doubt many parents would want "Orion Slave Girl Barbie" as a role model for their girls.
|zoneofcontrol||08 Apr 2017 5:10 a.m. PST|
Oooo! Mint Chocolate Chip Barbie!
|Hafen von Schlockenberg ||08 Apr 2017 2:40 p.m. PST|
ZOC--that rates one Guffaw!
Is there an emoji for that?
|Hafen von Schlockenberg ||10 Apr 2017 11:47 a.m. PST|
Silly question--of course there is:
Should come in useful on TMP.
|kallman||11 Apr 2017 7:56 a.m. PST|
I think this kind of thing happens because company executives who have zero clues about the real world and live in an insulated environment are victims of their own social inbreeding.
For the love of…
|Hafen von Schlockenberg ||24 Apr 2017 12:46 p.m. PST|