One of the world’s most famous children’s toys, Barbie, has been given a makeover – wearing a burkha.
Wearing the traditional Islamic dress, the iconic doll is going undercover for a charity auction in connection with Sotheby’s for Save The Children.
More than 500 Barbies went on show yesterday at the Salone dei Cinquecento, in Florence, Italy.
Burkha Barbie: The iconic doll wearing traditional Islamic dress
Makers Mattel are backing the exhibition which is the work of Italian designer Eliana Lorena.
The auction is part of Barbie celebrations for her 50th anniversary this year. The UK’s biggest Barbie fan Angela Ellis, 35, has a collection of more than 250 dolls.
……The company director of Laird Assessors from The Wirral, Cheshire, said: ‘Bring it on Burkha Barbie, I think this is a great idea.
‘I think this is really important for girls, wherever they are from they should have the opportunity to play with a Barbie that they feel represents them.
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I’m sure it comes with a swarthy-looking Ken and a nice sword to lop off her head if she gets too uppity and violates Sharia Law.
Barbie has gone from a representation of sexism to something that supposedly “represents” muslim girls. You’ve come a long way, baby. It falls right in line with Islam; an oppressive, misogynist theocracy. Congratulations, Mattel. You’re officially a Dhimmi tool.