Mattel’s “Dolls of the World” collection has more than 200 Barbies dressed in costumes from different countries of the world. It debuted with Parisian, British, and Italian dolls back in 1980. The latest versions, especially Latin America, are causing controversy online. In June 2012, the newest Mexico Barbie was revealed. Many people said that it was quite offensive than being educational.
Jennifer Morales tweeted, “@Mattel, maybe #MexicoBarbie should come with a taco instead of a chihuahua- you know, just to be really clear.” Another user that goes with the username “@SavannahLime” pointed out, “Of course #MexicanBarbie comes with a passport! She doesn’t want to be deported.”
After going through the whole collection, the same problem goes with different dolls. Take a look, see for yourself, and answer the question: Is Barbie Racist or Just Being Realistic?