Mattel’s inclusive Tokyo Olympics line of dolls has been criticised for failing to properly represent Asians. Photo: Handout Mattel’s inclusive Tokyo Olympics line of dolls has been criticised for failing to properly represent Asians. Photo: Handout
Mattel’s inclusive Tokyo Olympics line of dolls has been criticised for failing to properly represent Asians. Photo: Handout
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Why the ‘ambiguously Asian’ Olympic Barbie is an epic fail

  • This vaguely Asian doll is a blatant denial of an entire spectrum of cultural and ethnic diversity
  • The doll is perhaps a reflection of our times, with anti-Asian hate so prevalent that Barbie designers felt they had to tone down Asian features

Mattel’s inclusive Tokyo Olympics line of dolls has been criticised for failing to properly represent Asians. Photo: Handout Mattel’s inclusive Tokyo Olympics line of dolls has been criticised for failing to properly represent Asians. Photo: Handout
Mattel’s inclusive Tokyo Olympics line of dolls has been criticised for failing to properly represent Asians. Photo: Handout
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Alice Wu

Alice Wu

Alice Wu fell down the rabbit hole of politics aged 12, when she ran her first election campaign. She has been writing about local politics and current affairs for the Post since 2008. Alice's daily needs include her journals, books, a multi-coloured pen and several lattes.