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I’m A Barbie Girl.

by on Mar.09, 2017, under Queer, Travel & Culture

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Barbie’s debut in 1959

Happy birthday, Barbara Millicent Roberts!

Golly gee whiz, you don’t look 58 years old, darling.

You look as young as you did when you were first introduced to the world (in blond and brunette versions because: of course) at the American International Toy Fair in New York back in 1959.

You’ve had your fair share of controversies: from supposedly being an unrealistic standard for little girls to aspire to, to being targeted for prior lack of multi-culturality, to – heck – even having temporarily broken up with Kenneth Carson because: priorities.

And yet, here you still are, radiant and stunning, undoubtedly an icon in your own right.

Even with your questionable anatomic aspects and your – sorry to have to to break it to you – ambiguously gay boyfriend.

It really is a Barbie World.

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