Barbie's New 'Punk Rock Look' Is Making Parents Upset!

Mon, October 24, 2011 11:26am EDT by 9 Comments

Barbie’s gone edgy! Would you let your child have this tattooed doll, HollyMoms?

Barbie’s been making headlines with her new pink hair, tattoos and punk-inspired outfit — and Mattel is defending the doll against angry parents!

According to NY Daily News, Mattel noted that the doll was aimed at grownups, not kids. Sold at $50, it’s being sold online and in select retail outlets as part of the Barbie Collector section and not in kids stores.

“Barbie has been dressed by more than 70 fashion designers over the years,” Mattel said in a statement, according to the NY Daily News. “Many of Barbie’s most pop-culture couture outfits have been designed for the adult doll collector.”

The look was designed by tokidoki, a Japanese-inspired brand. And this isn’t the first time Barbie’s had tattoos! She had stick-on tattoos in 1999 and 2009, and those looks upset parents, too!

What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Are parents overreacting, or do you agree with them?

-Anna Moeslein

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Cool mom.com

Posted at 1:00 PM on February 20, 2012  

THERES NOTHING WRONG WITH TATTOOS!!!!
Its a form of art. Some people choose to draw on paper & some use their body. No big deal!! Its the superficial moms that shelter their kids so bad that when their old enough they get tattoos & peircings anyways. This barbie is SICK!!! I would totally buy this for my daughter ;()

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Yara Wingerter

Posted at 8:40 PM on October 24, 2011  

Please the parents who are upset are the parent who look at the tattooed people wierd!! Tattoos are someones personality, it doesn’t mean the crazy or that they drug addict!! Please some of you parents need to get ur heard out of the gutter!!

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cassaroll83

Posted at 8:32 PM on October 24, 2011  

That doll is cool as hell!

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Stefanie

Posted at 5:09 PM on October 24, 2011  

first complain about how barbie is slutty / not a role model for children etc

now the fact that it has a punk rock look thats meant for adults?

oh man.

its simple: dontbuy the toy for your kid.

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Andrey Min'kov

Posted at 4:10 PM on October 24, 2011  

Barbie bears death. Soon will start to sell coffins.

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if

Posted at 3:41 PM on October 24, 2011  

If you don’t like the doll don’t buy it for your kid. Besides it says right on the box, for adults only.

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puckersbabe

Posted at 1:22 PM on October 24, 2011  

Love it! I might have to get one of those!

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Kima

Posted at 1:00 PM on October 24, 2011  

People will find anything & everything to complain about!

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sweetheart12

Posted at 10:19 PM on October 24, 2011  

Correct! I agree with you. I like it. And I appreciate this Barbie doll- it’s cute.

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