Mattel Barbie: Hope (Cancer Awareness)

//Mattel Barbie: Hope (Cancer Awareness)

Mattel Barbie: Hope (Cancer Awareness)

I was just skimming through my Facebook feed, when I see a post (likely a repost) that says:\r\n\r\n”Mattel should make a Barbie with no hair, dress it in pink and call her Hope. So all the little girls fighting cancer can feel pretty. Where 99% of the proceeds go to St. Judes” \r\n\r\nWhich made me think Damn, that’s a good idea, it serves two purposes, one it raises awareness in small children without cancer on what cancer is, assuming parents aren’t outraged by the notion of what might otherwise be considered ugly and try to boycott the idea cause they are to close minded. The other purpose is plain as day and said in the quoted post from fb. Three purposes if Mattel actually did it and then followed it up with donations.\r\n\r\nBut who knows, I’m sure at Mattel HQ the idea has to have been tossed around at one point or another. But It’s likely to be a doomed concept due to those parents above mentioned. So if no money is to be made, why bother I’m sure is the logic to apply the axe to the idea stems from corporate greed. More money comes from making Barbie a super whore and telling children It’s ok to be a whore. Because parents support the idea that that’s pretty..\r\n\r\nPersonally I think Mattel should make Hope.. but I digress.. anyway felt like sharing a random point of view..
By | 2014-01-05T10:32:15+00:00 December 29th, 2011|Random|6 Comments

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6 Comments

  1. Helen January 7, 2012 at 6:50 am

    they already have a pink ribbon doll where part of the sale goes to cancer research.

    • chris January 8, 2012 at 1:59 am

      I suppose.. That is true and all, but this little rant is more about just over selling pretty. Leaving others in the dark whom in many cases are pretty but just don’t fit the mold so to speak, and are left feeling like they are outcasts in some cases.

  2. Maria January 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I agree, there is alot of little girls and boys included out there with cancer that don’t have any hair. I think a Barbie who is bald is a great idea, makes them feel like they are not outcasts! I think she is the most beautiful barbie i have ever seen!! Now they need to make a bald ken as well!

  3. MICHELLE HEATH April 13, 2012 at 2:53 am

    THIS IS COOL NOW TO COME OUT WITH THE KEN DOLL TO GO WITH IT

  4. rachel May 8, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    great idea it would be good for everyone excecially ll girls with cancer please make this barbie

  5. […] This is interesting the other day I ranted about how toy companies, Mattel in specific for the particular post in question. Talking about how they amongst other toy companies don’t really cater to anyone outside the norm, and really people in the norm. I was in sorts ranting about how Mattel makes all these “fabulous” hard to reach renditions of how people should look and sell it to impressionable kids (There Barbie line to be more specific). Which was orignally sparked by a post a friend of mine made along the same lines on Facebook.. (Original post “Mattel Barbie: Hope (Cancer Awareness)“) […]

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