“Normal Barbie?” “Cellulite Barbie?”
Did you know that “Normal Barbie a.k.a. Cellulite Barbie a.k.a. Lammily has arrived! Over the years, Mattel, the maker of Barbie, has received truckloads of criticism about her unrealistic body type.
You know, her perky breasts, petite waist, perfectly rounded hips and her disproportionately large head. In fact, it has been said that if Barbie were real, she’s be walking on all fours and it would be physically impossibly for her to lift her over-sized head.
So, artist and designer Nicolay Lamm, decided to answer the call for a more “normal” Barbie and created Lammily, a doll with the realistic body proportions of a 19 year old girl and…
…she comes complete with as “flaws.” Tattoos, warts, acne, stretch-marks, scars, cellulite, etc. These normal imperfections are supposed to teach children that they not only do not have to aspire to unrealistic body images but that imperfections are “normal.”
Lamm says that he’s just trying to create a product that shows that reality, while not necessarily perfect, is perfectly beautiful, loveable and awesome!
I haven’t quite sorted through what I think and how I feel about Lammily and her sticker pack of plastic imperfections. Although, I’d like to point out that if they were going for teen imperfections, they forgot unruly hair, braces and features that said preteen and teen hasn’t quite grown into.
What do you think? How do you feel about Lammily? Please, weigh in!
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