Artist Does Barbie Makeover to Create ‘Real-Life’ Doll


Barbie makeover was intended to create the average proportions of a 19-year-old American woman.

Lamm, an artist from Pittsburgh, suggests that the popular doll should get a revision to reflect the way a normal person her age looks, reported Stuff.co.nz.

Lamm got his data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in coming up with his version of the Barbie, which has had the same figure for 54 years. Many have criticized the doll’s proportions, saying they are unrealistic and promote girls’ worrying about their weight.

“A lot of people say we shouldn’t criticize Barbie because she is a toy,” Lamm told the website. “However, if there’s a small chance that it’s negatively affecting young girls, and if normal Barbie looks awesome, why not create normal Barbie?”

He said that if Barbie were a real person, she would weigh 100 pounds, have a 16-inch waist, and would be six-feet-tall, according to KTNV-TV.

“If we criticize skinny models, we should at least be open to the possibility that Barbie may negatively influence young girls as well,” Lamm told the Huffington Post. “Furthermore, a realistically proportioned Barbie actually looks pretty good.”

 

 


  • SWag master

    The Barbie doll is the perfect woman, and every woman should look like her if they want to be beautiful.

  • Kendal Smith

    I’d rather encourage young people to be fit and healthy like Barbie and Ken then make the dolls obese and send the message that it’s OK to be unfit. It’s time that we as a society start to worry about what’s correct rather than what is politically correct.

    Maybe if the artist had an original thought of his own, then this might be something, but people wanting to get their 15 minutes of fame have been knocking Barbie for decades. Further more this is not the first time someone has suggested out of shape, unhealthy, and dumpy proportions for Barbie.

    If you want to make a fat doll be real and call it something of your own naming rather than trying to change an iconic toy.

    And in case you’re wonder, I used to weigh over 300LBS. With diet and exercise I now weigh in at around 230LBS. So please stop telling the kids it’s OK to be fat and lazy, because it really isn’t OK.

  • CC

    Thank you for wrecking Barbie.

  • JesusLives111

    I still think the best doll is a baby doll, but if one must have a Barbie doll this is definitely an improvement. The original Barbie reminds me of the Vargas pin-up girls (highly sensual).

  • John Graves

    You mean average FAT girls! FAT girls are normal now and slim girls have something wrong with them. Great logic! Make FAT ok and Healthy wrong! I don’t care how many tell me fat is ok it is not!

  • Guest

    I can see it now being referred to as the “Lame Barbie doll”! Girls
    want the classy, model-type Barbie, not the “trashy, amateur p-star,
    famehoe with a kid out of wedlock” Barbie.

  • Guest

    I can see it now being referred to as the “Lame Barbie doll”! Girls
    want the cla—ssy, model-type Barbie, not the “tra—shy, am–ateur p0r—nstar,
    famewh—0re with a kid out of wedlock” Barbie.

  • JesusLives111

    I still think the best doll is a baby doll, but if one must have a Barbie doll this is definitely an improvement. The original Barbie reminds me of the Vargas pin-up girls (highly sensual).

  • Michael Anthony Maney

    Gr8 Now the original barbies will have their prices go up and we will make *put left pinky to the corner of your mouth* one million dollars.

  • Djizzle Moon

    Wow really is it that serious enough to change her? She doesn’t look any better, infact the new one isn’t fat enough if you’re modeling her after American teens. Original barbie never left me feeling like less of a person when I was young and I played with all colors of the doll. I didn’t prefer black over white over hispanic-looking Barbie.

    You people are simply childish, have no life, and pick anything you can to complain about to fill your empty lives. Kids will be kids finding anything to compare themselves to, but most simply need ‘REAL’ parents to explain to them “she’s just a doll”, “they are just models doing this for their jobs most women in the world don’t look like them”. I see the over glitterfied, slutty-looking, Bratz and Monster High dolls as worse than Barbie! I mean come on have you seen the makeup work on those things, it’s thicker than Dollie Partons!

    Isn’t it in fact your own fault, America in general, for seeing bigger women as inferior, disgusting, or ugly that causes the mental problem in children in the first place? And then you proceed to feed these same kids the horrible processed food choices to make them become so unnaturally overweight to feel ugly? Would we still see little black girls showing preference to the white dolls if black people weren’t still being portrayed, even a little, as something bad to be or associate with? Hmm I believe I’m sensing a pattern here…

    Barbie is fine as she is stop trying to change her! It is our culture that is the problem, not her! Stand up and say big is beautiful, black is beautiful, being single is okay, Lindsay Lohan/Ashley Olsen/Miley Cyrus etc. is not good role model material sweety. Look up to someone like Barbra Walters, Winnie Mandela, Coretta Scott King, Mae Jemison, Queen Latifah, Hillary Clinton, Marie Curie, Rachel Carson, hell even Sarah Palin!
    Any female that has real substance, isn’t just about making music and money with her body and looks, is someone you should be telling your daughters to aspire to and they won’t think twice about trying to ‘be’ like Barbie anyways, I didn’t.
    You DON’T have to AGREE with that woman’s political views or actions, just let them show your daughter she can be more than boobs and booty in the world, that’s what matters!

  • Guest

    Define “normal”. Mean weight? Median? Barbie’s design may be unrealistic, but that doesn’t mean a “better” doll has to be fat or anything. I think it’s perfectly fine to have a doll that represents the body of a fit young woman (healthy weight, healthy muscle mass). Is that not something that we want young girls to strive for?

  • Skaught

    Define “normal”. Mean weight? Median? Barbie’s design may be unrealistic, but that doesn’t mean a “better” doll has to be overweight or anything. I think it’s perfectly fine to have a doll that represents the body of a fit young woman (healthy weight, healthy muscle mass). Is that not something that we want young girls to strive for?

  • revolution

    So this is where technology has got us… discussions inventions and all this bullshit waste of essence degrading vertical axis down slant. with an eye formation curtaned in the backround unknown it even exists now open your eye realize the potential lead by example change yourself and you will naturally inspire others around you to do the same. this life we choose so chooose wisely


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