As part of the “I can be…” line sold exclusively at Target, Barbie becomes her dream, a yoga teacher! Complete with lotus tank top, pink yoga mat and mini chihuahua pup somehow Mattel mixed up a yoga teacher with a Malibu rollerblade Paris Hilton.
It was only a matter of time, but it’s still just as disappointing to see the impossible proportions of a woman’s body in the form of a yoga teacher, than it was to anticipate them.
But, perhaps there’s a positive influence to be had here? Kids getting introduced to yoga, is a good thing, right? Sure, and then you have wonder where the young girls (or boys) get their references from when they ‘play’ yoga with their unrealistically skinny, flexible and impractically long-necked Barbie doll.
Not to mention with those weird sock/stocking things she has on? Poor chica can’t even spread the toes on her Barbie feet *ba-dum tsh* And what does Ken have to say about all this? And the dog? Really, Mattell. If plastic chihuahuas could talk.
Curious what y’all think.
*photo cred: Theresa Elliott of Seattle, WA who posted on facebook after receiving the Barbie as a gift from her graduating YTT, class 2011.