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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