We’ve heard of Pregnant Barbie, Tattooed Barbie and Controversial Celebrity Barbies, but what about Bald Barbie?
“I think it’s a great idea,” said Wendy Magera.
A few months ago, Wendy’s 12 year old daughter Sarah was diagnosed with leukemia, and after treatment, began losing her hair. It’s for girls like her that a Facebook page was created, pushing Mattel to make the new doll.
“I think it would be a good thing for her to play with and show that it’s not something to be embarrassed by,” Magera said.
Wendy would also buy them for her other daughters to help them cope with Sarah’s sickness.
Of course, not every mom is wild about the idea. A blogger out of Chicago created a post not-supporting the Bald Barbie, saying the children need money for research, not a doll. Wendy said she understands the writer’s feelings.
“I think everyone is entitled to think what they want to believe and it’s probably not for everybody,” she said.
But personally, Wendy would cherish the doll for life.
“We would probably buy it and keep it for a long time just to remember what we’re going through right now,” she said.