Or maybe big-boned. Definitively not zaftig and positively not fat.
From the New York Post:
Mattel rolled out a new Curvy Barbie on Thursday — dubbed “Fat Barbie” on the Internet — taking its original Size Zero doll and beefing her up to the equivalent of a Size 10.
“Roll out” is a little cruel when you’re talking about someone with a few pounds to lose, but — hey! — reality sucks.
Though it doesn’t have to:
The move is sure to be a hit with feminist critics who have long complained that Barbie’s oddly attenuated hourglass figure sets an impossible standard for women.
It is Mattel’s cross to bear in these PC times that its flagship product, introduced nearly 60 years ago and worth bajillions in sales, has become the silent spokesmodel for society members obsessed with their imperfections. In 2014, for instance, the toymaker unveiled a variant of Barbie with pimples, cellulite, stretch marks, and surgical scars.
Which makes you wonder: Who is the toy being marketed toward: young girls or their mothers? How many 8-year-olds can you name that have cellulite or stretch marks?
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