Mattel is facing criticism after it released a collection of Barbie dolls to celebrate the Olympics that do not include a character of East Asian ethnicity. Photo: Handout Mattel is facing criticism after it released a collection of Barbie dolls to celebrate the Olympics that do not include a character of East Asian ethnicity. Photo: Handout
Mattel is facing criticism after it released a collection of Barbie dolls to celebrate the Olympics that do not include a character of East Asian ethnicity. Photo: Handout
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Tokyo Olympics: Mattel criticised for Barbie collection that commemorates Games but leaves out Asians

  • Critics said it’s an especially egregious oversight because this year’s games were in Tokyo
  • They said it’s another example of American culture dismissing Asian-Americans amid increased hate crimes in the country

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Mattel is facing criticism after it released a collection of Barbie dolls to celebrate the Olympics that do not include a character of East Asian ethnicity. Photo: Handout Mattel is facing criticism after it released a collection of Barbie dolls to celebrate the Olympics that do not include a character of East Asian ethnicity. Photo: Handout
Mattel is facing criticism after it released a collection of Barbie dolls to celebrate the Olympics that do not include a character of East Asian ethnicity. Photo: Handout
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