Growing up, I loved playing with my endless supply of Barbie gear. My best friend and I joined forces to throw Barbie bashes almost daily.
My parents were okay with the buxom doll and so was then President Ronald Reagan. But some Barbie loving girls and boys aren't so lucky.
To see who is NOT okay with it,
The Prosecutor General of Iran, Ghorban Ali Dori Najafabadi, wrote a letter to Iran's Vice President Parviz Davoudi stating his belief that toys like Barbie and Batman have negative social consequences on those who play with them.
Contrary to Iranian culture, Barbie dresses in bikinis and ball gowns with her blond hair flowing freely. Iran tried to counter Barbie with their own Sara and Dara dolls, but they are no match for the blond bombshell.
According to the BBC, Najafabadi said:
Iran was the world's third biggest importer of toys, with many more being smuggled into the country.
If the powers that be think Barbie is bad, wait till those kids get a hold of the Bratz. They'll be begging Barbie to come back to Iran!
What's your opinion?