Growing Up Skipper
February 15, 2012 by staff
Growing Up Skipper, The controversy around the Bald Barbie continues. Story goes two women who bonded over hair loss launched a social media campaign in December urging Mattel to make a bald Barbie to acknowledge the young girls who suffer from diseases that can lead them to lose their hair.
Most recently, Andrew Becker, a director of media relations for the American Cancer Society (ACS), caused a stir after publishing a blog post on the ACS’s website titled “Bald Barbie Demand Is an Over-Reach.” Becker wrote that the Bald Barbie movement could “do more harm than good for kids and parents.”
The post was immediately met with ire from Bald Barbie campaign supporters who posted angry messages on the ACS website demanding that Becker be fired, according to ABC News.
Becker didn’t lose his job but he did pull the blog post and replaced it with an apology: “When I set out to write, I wanted to raise questions about activism and social media around disease. I did not mean to imply that I or the American Cancer Society believes that sick children are not important.”
This isn’t the first time Barbie has caused an uproar. Her history is marked by controversies. Here’s a look at a dozen of them (be sure to turn on photo captions).
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