Mattel defends new Barbie doll: She’s not a drag queen

Barbie dollBY SARAH VRBA
Care2.com

The new Blond Diamond Barbie has caused quite a stir in recent weeks. Due to her over-the-top sparkling dress, big blond hair and dramatic smoky makeup, many people have grown fond of calling her ‘Drag Queen Barbie‘. Mattel prefers to disagree with this take on the newest version of Barbie, due for release at the end of the year for all of $125, the New York Daily News notes.

A Mattel spokesperson is quoted in the Daily Mail on the topic:

“The Blond Diamond Barbie Collector doll celebrates the glamorous fashions created by the designing pair David and Phillipe Blond… This collector doll has a classic Barbie face sculpt with dramatic makeup and sweeping blond hair to top off a stunning silvery mini corset dress of countless sculpted faux gems and a full length faux fur.”

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