Thursday, July 31, 2008


Black Canary Barbie image courtesy of Mattel

Meet the BLACK CANARY BARBIE, based on DC Comics' superheroine Black Canary.

As per the Barbie Collector's website - "DC Comics super heroine Black Canary is known for her martial-arts skills and her "Canary Cry" — a high powered, sonic scream with the ability to shatter objects and incapacitate villains. Barbie doll captures this super heroine's essence, wearing her signature black "leather" bodysuit and jacket, patterned tights, and black boots with "golden" details. Long honey blond hair with bangs and black gloves with "golden" details complete the look."

Mattel's controversial new Barbie is causing negative waves from the Christian Right. A spokesperson for the group Christian Voice states “Barbie has always been on the tarty side and this is taking it too far. A children’s doll in sexually suggestive clothing is irresponsible – it’s filth.”

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