Retire your transgender Barbie
Mattel has just launched its first transgender Barbie. It is a doll in tribute to the LGBT actor Laverne Cox who turned 50 on May 29.
The executive vice president of the company and global director of Barbie, Lisa McKnight, proudly announced the decision:
"We are proud to highlight the importance of inclusion and acceptance at all ages and to recognize Laverne's significant impact on culture with a collection honouring Barbie."
Laverne Cox has also spoken about the issue on Instagram:
“Now there is a Laverne Cox Barbie doll. Just wow! Thanks to everyone at @mattel for all the love you put into creating it. And thank you for this moment for the trans and lgbtq+ community in truly challenging times, particularly for trans kids. I am deeply honoured and hope that this doll will be a beacon of hope and possibility for fans of Barbie and beyond of all ages."
Leave the kids alone!
The transgender Barbie is part of a tribute collection, dolls that represent especially relevant women such as Queen Elizabeth II, Lucille Ball or Vera Wang
It is evident that a transgender Barbie encourages gender confusion in little ones. Exactly what Laverne Cox suffered, who admits to attempting suicide at the age of 11. Is that what we want for our little ones?
Write now to the company and demand that they remove the controversial doll immediately!