My Spanish leaves a lot to be desired, but Mexico Barbie, the latest in Mattel’s Barbie’s Dolls of the World collection is causing a bit of a heated stir because of what she’s carrying- a passport and a chihuahua. Other world dolls, like China Barbie, has a panda under her arm. India Barbie has a pet monkey. Greek Barbie has a pet sheep. Ok…I made that last one up.
My point is this. It’s a doll. Not a figurine for political incorrectness. And apparently Mexico Barbie’s passport is being considered insensitive because of the current immigration debate. C’mon, people. If Mexico Barbie was a carrying a green card, and her pink convertibile was replaced with a souped up low-rider, then yeah- politically incorrect. And as far as the chihuahua, I don’t remember people freaking out over TACO BELL’S, “Yo quiero, Taco Bell” promotion. Maybe if Mexico Barbie was selling “gorditas.”