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The Newest Barbie Is a Hijab-Wearing Female Olympian and the Outrage is Intense

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The outrage is intense

Barbie dolls have been around for decades. Over the years, the manufacturer Mattel has been working to make the line of plastic dolls more inclusive and realistic. Of course, this started by just having a brunette doll, but by now they’re working hard to make sure kids everywhere see themselves in their Barbies. They’ve also been known to create special edition dolls modeled after famous and important women like actresses and film characters. Barbie recently announced that they would be create a line of dolls based on prominent women of color so that children everywhere could be inspired by their accomplishments.

Their latest doll is based off of an Olympic Bronze Medalist, yet it’s one simple piece of clothing that has people threatening to boycott Barbie for good.

close up of ibtihaj muhammad

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