Hmm....that's some curious looking art peeking out from her top.
Yes....tattooed Barbie is the most recent controversy of this pre-holiday shopping season....people are discussing it over at NBC TODAYMoms with almost 81% of the respondents feeling that she's "tacky and inappropriate."
Quite honestly, I am a little shocked by the outrage over Barbie's tattoo....especially after the Barbie outfits that my daughter received for Christmas last year for her non-tattooed doll. (They were similar to these, but not exact!)
My daughter's response to the outfit...."Mommy, why is Barbie wearing a bikini with her skirt?"
Me: "No honey, I think that those are her clothes!"
Daughter: "But those look like her jammies!"
Me: "Hmm....yes, they do..."
To be honest, I doubt that my daughter would be influenced to run out at the age of 6, 7, 8, 9, or even 10 and secretly get tattooed......but I do think she looks at Barbie's attire and is influenced.....especially when stores are now carrying trashier outfits in younger sizes......
I wonder if The Today Show has ever run a poll about the modesty (or lack of) of Barbie's outfits? Would people even care?
What do you think?