April 12th, 2013
09:00 AM ET

Is Mexico Barbie stylish or stereotypical?

(CNN) - CNN Contributor Reihan Salam, radio show host Stephanie Miller and political comedian Dean Obeidellah discuss if Barbie Dolls of the World promote stereotypes on Erin Burnett Out Front.

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  1. Becca

    As Meexican (born and raised in Mexico City) I love the doll, and will totally get it for my dolls of the world collection. I do not have dark hair, nor have a chihuahua, still and mainly due to my parents coming from Jalisco I totally Love the Doll and the outfit!!

    April 15, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. GI JON

    Now they need to make border patrol ken doll

    April 15, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cookie

    I am a Mexican American woman and I don't have a dog, Black hair or a Pink dress...the trouble I have with this and any other Barbie doll is that they don't represent the nationality as a whole....not Stylish...

    April 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Yeah but they wouldn't make any money if they made chuncky chipmuck cheeked dolls wearing denim jackets and fake guess jeans. So I kind of understand why matel made the doll hot....

      April 12, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • mexigogue

      No one doll can possibly represent any nationality as a whole. That said, the fact is that most Mexican Americans have black hair and inasmuch as they have attempted to portray the prototypical Mexican female I think they made it beautiful. There is nothing degrading about this portrayal and I think that should be the main point. It's not like they dressed the doll in a housekeeping uniform or gave it a pet chicken. That would have been an example of a degrading portrayal.

      April 13, 2013 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |