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The Morning GIF: In a Barbie world

Barbie adds “human trafficking victim” to her long list of activities.


Lorraine Murphy


Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

Mattel’s Barbie is not just the best-selling doll in history. She’s also a computer scientist, a racecar driver, and even the chancellor of Germany.

Now, thanks to GIFMovie, she’s also a potential human trafficking victim.

Smiling and sunny, she stands oblivious as the camera looms toward her ominously, this black and white snippet of a Barbie commercial rendered bleak and threatening by the caption. Who said ironic juxtaposition was dead? Well, it’s back, and Barbie’s got it.

This apparently imminent crime was witnessed by 956 on Tumblr.

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