This kind of I’m not racist I have a white friend shirt is why many companies just won’t bother. I know I sound like a typical white dude, but seriously, it’s a baby step. Instead of coming on here start a petition. I can’t accept that it’s a step in the right direction. You can’t expect the world to change overnight. I think they are simply trying to stay on brand. When a kid is playing with it, you know that it’s Barbie.
It’s inclusive by just changing its colour because the original is not accurately portraying white women either. In my opinion representation in colour and hair is sufficient for this I’m not racist I have a white friend shirt. Other dolls can represent in more accurate ways but in my opinion, it’s fine not to alter Barbie’s iconic look. Buy what feels good to you. It’s a toy icon. You either want United Shades of Barbie or you don’t.
I think it’s better to meet people where they are and help them grow rather than simply be angry. I’m sorry so many feel slighted in the I’m not racist I have a white friend shirt market but things are changing and I think we should support all the change no matter its size. Seriously people are still buying these disgusting thing? They only promote the bitchy girl mentally. So indigenous beauty lies in looking unrealistic white European with a bit of a tan. Not exactly teaching diversity.