The doll that just won’t go away, despite a variety of marketing blunders and missteps over the years, is now on retail shelves as a cookie-hawking Girl Scout. Parent groups are objecting to the Scouts’ partnership with Barbie, bringing up the old argument about how the plastic doll represents an impossible body image for young girls. One writer quipped that perhaps the cookie-selling Barbie, different than entrepreneur Barbie, will enjoy some of her product and put some weight on.
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This clip from The Daily Buzz summarizes the controversy:
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