This is still not real life

I see the makers of Barbie have released a new line of dolls in all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and even hair types in a bid to better represent real life.

Tuesday, 9th February 2016, 8:21 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th February 2016, 12:20 pm

They should be applauded for this, but there’s still a problem – all of the dolls are very pretty, regardless of their body-type.

If they really want to reflect real life, shouldn’t there be some average looking, or even ugly dolls?

I know people of all different shapes and sizes, but few of them look like film stars.

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