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
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