Time for a rant...Amid Immigration Debate, Mexico Barbie Sparks Outrage
The doll comes with a Chihuahua and a passport.
By Cathy Rainone
Mattel has introduced "Mexico Barbie" as part of its "Dolls of the World" iconic series.
The newest addition to Mattel’s iconic Barbie doll collection has stirred up controversy.
As part of its Dolls of the World series, the company introduced a new Mexico Barbie doll, which comes with a Chihuahua figure and a passport.
Although every doll in the series comes with a passport, critics say the inclusion of a passport with the Mexico Barbie is culturally insensitive in light of the current immigration debate that affects millions of Mexicans in the United States, according to NBC’s Today show.
“The folks over at Mattel are so smart that not only they have come up with a Mexico Barbie, but they have given her all the possible tools to go around the world undisturbed,” journalist Laura Martinez wrote mockingly on her blog. "Play with your Barbie Mexicana and don't even think of calling her indocumentada (undocumented)."
I really don't know what is that so appeal many Mexican to go to the USA to be treated like shit.
"to go around the world undisturbed"... We Mexicans GO around the world undistubed!! We do not need visas to go to Europe, for example, last time that I checked.
The USA and some kind of Mexicans... guess they have their very special relationship. Guess that by now, they understand each other very well: The Mexican is viewed and treated like shit, and even is expected to say "thanks" (and it does!!)
I just hope that it never contaminates our relationship with other countries of the world.
See why I jump of happiness when I know that we increasingly trade much more with Asia, Russia, Europe, the Arab World, Iran, China, whatever?...
Not all Mexicans want to enter this shitty relationship. And we will NOT.