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The ‘Barbie’ casting discourse explained: Why Ryan Gosling is the perfect Ken

A debate over Ryan Gosling being 'too old' to play Ken sparked a deeper conversation about Ken's role in Barbie lore.

On Apr 10, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Begging for an advertisement in every aspect of your life oh, we are sick in the head’: Tweet complaining there’s not enough brand placement in ‘Barbie’ gets ratioed

The foot shot got a lot of reactions.

On Apr 6, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Barbie’ character memes are now all over the internet

Are you a Barbie or a Ken?

On Apr 4, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘I literally cannot make this sh*t up’: Walmart employee delivers customer’s Barbie doll in the middle of the woods

'Walmart said let’s play hide n go seek.'

On Dec 22, 2022 by Lauren Castro

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‘Frustrating and disappointing’: Disability advocates slam Barbie doll made in Helen Keller’s likeness

'It sounds like a doll for sighted girls.'

On May 21, 2021 by Jennifer Xia

An Asian doll with a brown bob wearing a red love wins t-shirt sits across from Barbie who is wearing a matching white t shirt

Why you’re seeing all those ‘Barbie has a girlfriend’ memes

'Barbie got a gf before me and I am not okay'

On Jan 12, 2021 by Siobhan Ball

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Barbie (yes, Barbie) made a video blog about racism

Barbie and her friend Nikki used their platform to have this discussion.

On Oct 8, 2020 by Michelle Jaworski

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Campaign Barbie launches, is already being accused of orchestrating voter fraud

'Missing a lot of caffeine, Zantac and visible regret in the campaign staff here.'

On Jul 29, 2020 by Claire Goforth

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The ‘this you?’ meme calls out the hypocrisy of brands and public figures

You don't want to be caught on the receiving end of a 'this you?' meme.

On Jun 5, 2020 by Stacey Ritzen


IRL Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse available to rent on Airbnb

You can be a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world for $60 a night.

On Oct 17, 2019 by Libby Cohen

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Barbie maker Mattel introduces gender-neutral dolls

The dolls come with customizable hair length and dozens of outfit combinations.

On Sep 25, 2019 by Alex Dalbey

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Darth Vader Barbie is the goth girlfriend of your dreams

We'd kneel before her.

On Aug 14, 2019 by Angeline Rodriguez

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We might finally see a same-sex Barbie set, thanks to this couple’s Instagram post

Mattel is reportedly inspired by a gay couple who made a DIY set for their flower girl.

On Dec 17, 2018 by Alex Dalbey

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Barbie is now a woke vlogger—and she is serving straight-up truth bombs

Barbie's feminist dreamhouse.

On Jul 17, 2018 by Brittany Vincent

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This dude got a Barbie Power Wheels above 70 mph with a dirt bike engine

He almost died—twice!

On Jun 3, 2018 by Stacey Ritzen