In case you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to run into Barbie before she has had her first cup of coffee, here’s your answer:
Don’t be fooled. The above image isn’t a real Barbie model. It’s just some concept art that was posted to Imgur a couple of months ago by a user named Eddi Aguirre.
What do you think? Do you think Mattel should invest in more natural looking Barbies or do you think people will just complain about those as well?
“It’s human nature for people to build up iconic figures and then tear them down,” Fran Walfish, Psy.D., tells Yahoo! Shine.
“We idealize public figures because we want something to aspire to but our standards are impossibly high. And when these icons inevitably misstep, we feel disappointed and angry that our hopes have been dashed.”
“Barbie with braces and acne looks very much like the type of women and girls who come into my practice,” says Walfish. “Perhaps this new image is a good thing.”
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