Barbie's gone "Amber Rose," all for a great cause!
Mattel's making a bald Barbie doll for children suffering from medical conditions that cause hair loss.
The movement gained notoriety very quickly by leveraging social media – especially Facebook - to create awareness. So today, Mattel announced it will produce a new fashion doll, yet to be named, that will be a “friend of Barbie.”
Here is Mattel’s official announcement from their Facebook page:
“Play is vital for children, especially during difficult times. We are pleased to share with our community that next year we will be producing a fashion doll, that will be a friend of Barbie, which will include wigs, hats, scarves and other fashion accessories to provide girls with a traditional fashion play experience. For those girls who choose, the wigs and head coverings can be interchanged or ...completely removed. We will work with our longstanding partner, the Children’s Hospital Association, to donate and distribute the dolls exclusively to children’s hospitals directly reaching girls who are most affected by hair loss. A limited number of dolls and monetary donations will also be made to CureSearch for Children’s Cancer and the National Alopecia Areata Foundation."
Barbie is the only one going bad, so have the Brat dolls...