Friday, November 30, 2007

another body-image rant

OK, I am NOT making this up. There is a new body design for our old pal Barbie® called the "Model Muse®" body (see it here) that is literally grotesquely skeletal. Um, WHAT? A Barbie® with actual thighs was too much? Did they look at this and say "THAT'S what we need to sell to young girls!" ??
(And as my sister-in-law observed, "Ken would be sad.")

I am going to eat a donut now. For Barbie®.
ALSO: I just noticed the Illustration Friday topic for today is excess, which fits for this too! OMG! And I just did a blog search for "model muse Barbie" and came up with this and this. All right, girls!!

7 comments:

Cathy said...

Nice one - very clever (I'm still a size 10 gym-bunnie, though!)

JO said...

Excellent!

Dominic said...

Ken doesn't care. He broke up with Barbie and moved to the East Village with Günther, his weight trainer, years ago.

studio lolo said...

Anorexic Barbie...how appealing! No wonder so many of us have issues or eating disorders.

Sarah said...

I just looked at the Barbie - that is the sickest thing I have seen in a long time. Unbelievable.

Great cartoon though, I like your style very much.

Kenny P. said...

Wow. That's F'ed up!

sheree said...

first i laughed out loud then went to see dallas cowboy barbie - Wow!!! and i thought the Bratz dolls were overly sexualized and now i see we truly have anorexic barbie - i'm speechless. and they remind me of anoxeric looking bobble headed Posh Spice.