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Some say 'plus-size' Barbie promotes obesity

By Owen Weldon     Dec 28, 2013 in Lifestyle
Earlier this week, an image of a "plus-size" Barbie doll went viral, and many people have voiced their opinion about it.
According to WebProNews, the image of the plus-size Barbie was originally part of a 2011 illustration contest on the site Last week the image attracted thousands of new viewers after the image was shared on
The photo shows Barbie being several sizes larger than what she normally is, and some say they don't want an obese doll giving their kids the wrong idea about body image.
HLNTV says the photo appeared on the site's Facebook page, and the question "should toy companies make plus-sized Barbie dolls?"
The post has around 40,000 likes, as well as more than 2,400 comments, with many people saying that they agree with one premise, which is that Barbie should be reinvented in a more realistic way.
According to WRIC, one person who left a comment said that companies should make such dolls, but there is no need for Barbie to have a double chin.
Another person commented and asked why not have a Barbie that is realistically proportioned and one that promotes healthy diet and exercise.
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