Ken doll controversy

Mattel is raising eyebrows!  The toy manufacturer, who has repeatedly come under fire for Barbie’s unrealistic dimensions, and who has experienced controversy surrounding some of their other dolls, such as Teen Talk Barbie, who uttered the words “math class is tough”, is at it again.  Introducing, “Sugar Daddy Ken.”

While Mattel defends the doll, stating that it is named after the doll’s dog Sugar and that it is being marketed as a collector’s item, it continues to perpetuate stereotypes.  As a society, we continue to progress and move further and further away from these stereotypes, but Mattel and Barbie seem to have a knack for bringing us right back to where we started.