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'The Busty Barbie' – Hated By Parents

By Suparna Chakaraborthy

The favorite doll of evry little girl, the Barbie doll, seems to have grown up into a beautiful curvy lady. The new 'Back to Basic Barbie', A ''busty'' doll in Mattel's new collection, sees Barbie dolls dressed in scanty clothes, which has not been appreciated by many parents.

The Barbie "Back to Basics" collection sport trendy cocktail attire including little black outfits, off-the-shoulder frocks and tiny strapless tops.

One among the lot has grabbed quite an attention. It is nicknamed as the "Busty Barbie."

The African-American Barbie, is dresses in a knee-length black dress with long sleeves and a deep neckline - revealing a huge cleavage. This look of the doll, parents think no longer seems to be the doll for kids. This kind of look may disturb the understanding and mentally of kids.

"I don't want [my daughter] to think she has to be this, you know, busty Barbie who''s constantly wearing heels and these low-cut shirts. And that's really the image I think a doll that you're going to buy for a child is portraying," says a mother.

Busty Barbie has brought with it negative speculations. It is better to let the kids have dolls which look like one of them and not a model. What do you think?

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Story first published: Friday, May 28, 2010, 13:16 [IST]
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