“Going Home Barbie”

Monday, September 20th, 2010

I found a blurb about “Going Home Barbie” in this month’s issue of Marie Claire. Her accessories include a tiny plastic Chinese baby.

Apparently Mattel makes this doll exclusively for Westerners who adopt babies for China and you can only get the doll in one specific province (read more here). I don’t even know what to say to this. I hope it doesn’t encourage people to think of adoption as a fashion fad, as many people joke about the ethnically diverse adopted families of celebrities such as Madonna, Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt, and Sandra Bullock…but is it really becoming a fad?