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New Jennifer Lopez Barbie lacks curves
While she may be iconic and beloved in the world of children's toys, Barbie has been no stranger to criticism over the years. The doll's super-slim figure has often been a point of contention among parents and consumers who worry that it may be encouraging unhealthy expectations of body image in young girls.
Despite this years-old argument, Mattel seems to have fallen into the trap yet again with the introduction of its new J. Lo Barbie, styled after Jennifer Lopez, a singer whose curves are perhaps more famous than her voice.
Those curves are noticeably absent in the new doll, which comes in both a red carpet gown and a tour-inspired bodysuit.
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I don't know about you, but this curveless piece of plastic is not the "Jenny from the Block" that I know and love. Plus, the message it sends to young fans is overtly negative.
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