Barbie turns Chav

Chav Barbie – complete with 40 tattoos - has gone on sale

To mark Barbie’s 50th birthday, a Blonde Totally Stylin’ Barbie and brunette friend Nikki have gone on sale. What’s so remarkable? Barbie and Nikki come with 40 tattoo stickers and temporary tattoos for their owners.

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Currently on sale in the USA for £13.50, the idea behind the dolls is that owners can make Barbie look like their fave celebrities. Think Amy Winehouse, Jordan, Cheryl Cole, Beyonce and Christina Aguilera.

Mattel, the makers of Barbie, have been accused by parents of dumbing down. Mattel tried to sell a tattooed Barbie in 1999, but have to pull the doll of sale because of parental anger. A pregnant Barbie also caused outrage.

One parent is quoted as saying: “What will they bring out next? Drug addict Barbie? Alcoholic Barbie?” The parent also said Barbie should be “at the high end of fashion not the chav end.”

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