- March 9th, 2014
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This is a really funny article. It is about the public concern that Barbie is unrealistic. The author destroys this point of view by first examining realism. When did kids ever care in their games about being realistic? Finally, he goes the other way and shows just how realistic Barbie actually is:
“It seems to me that the popular, long-established Barbie is not unrealistic at all. There is nothing in her backstory about having a job, yet she lives in a dream house, drives a convertible, and has her own spa. That is not the kind of free swag you get for being a six. Nay, daddy Ken does not reach deep into his stacks for a mere Lammily, spending his salaries on her calories. A pink convertible is strictly tiny waist, huge tits, long legs territory. Dream houses are for Barbies only. You see it every day.
Conversely, so long as we’re being realistic, ol’ Frumptown Lammily would have accessories more suited to her league. A “realistic Ken” with sweatpants and a bottle of ranch dressing that he takes with him to restaurants for maximum dippin’. A dream Datsun, maybe a couple of action cats…maybe. Somehow I think this is not the “realism” Nickolay wants to create with his drab little effigy. The point of it, I think, is that all the Lammilys out there deserve the world and more. After all, they’re average. Average is genius. Average is superior. Average is BEAUTIFUL.”
Hahaha, beautifully done, though I doubt Lammily would put up with the realistic Ken as depicted. She doesn’t look that frumpy.