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Plus-Size Barbie PHOTOS: Speculation Ignites Over The Creation Of Overweight Dolls

Being that society now has plus-size models and plus-size clothing, chatter has begun over the possibility of branching out to plus-sized Barbie dolls.

By Robert Leo, EnStars on Dec 24, 2013 09:52 AM EST
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Being that society now has plus-size models and plus-size clothing, chatter has begun over the possibility of branching out to plus-sized Barbie dolls.

Plus-Size Modeling recently took to Facebook and posed the debatable question and also put up an illustration of a plus-size Barbie doll in the process.

"In all honesty, we want to know... Should toy companies start making Plus Sized Barbie Dolls?"

The social networking query was followed with two choices: "'Like' = Yes, Absolutely!" and "Comment = No, bad idea."

At the time of this article, there were 38,203 likes and just 3,965 comments.

The image came from an illustration contest that was posted on Worth1000. The site also directly acknowledged the artwork.

"It's feeding time at Worth1000, yes even you Barbie!"

Although many individuals embrace the idea of a Barbie with larger thighs and a double chin, there were others who aren't so thrilled with it.

One Facebook user took to the site to voice her disapproval over such a doll, saying that it encourages girls to be unhealthy.

"No one is naturally fat for gods sake, that's sending a message to girls that it's ok to look like this and be unhealthy..."

Another person wrote: "Imo this is horrible. Maybe make her a little fuller, but in no way promote obesity. Triple chins?? Really?? I'm a curvy girl, but come on this is ridiculous."

Nickolay Lamm, an artist over at MyDeals, recently made a 3-D average Barbie-like figurine that was based on the standard measurements of a 19-year-old woman, and was less harsh on the matter

"If we criticize skinny models, we should at least be open to the possibility that Barbie may negatively influence young girls as well," she said.

Whether or not a plus-size Barbie ever comes into fruition is still unknown at this time. 

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