October 21st, 2011 @ 4:56 am
i started following the huffington post via twitter a couple of months ago for whatever reason, and realized a few things…
a) that they’re late on so many damn stories. (at least posting them to twitter they are?)
b) the “womens (mainly love) advice” is fucking retarded… never listen to it.
and c) the majority of their posts seem to piss me off. (maybe not solely their writers, but parts of the articles)
this is part one of two huff/post complaints that i have…
part one: the tokidoki barbie…
so out of nowhere, barbie teams up with simone legno for a barbie line/doll. okay, whatever… FUCK YEAH simone! (for still going strong.) but he’s getting all this negative bullshit about the doll because it has tattoos… i originally heard about this doll through my homegirls over at C.O.P. magazine, but the huff/post had an article posted about it here, and this article annoyed the shit out of me. some parents are in an uproar about this barbie because their kids are “going to think that tattoos are okay” or that mattel is “making it okay for the kids to want tattoos early in life”… and that’s a problem?
i’m seriously rolling my eyes at this.
not because i have tattoos and i need to defend them against these ignoramus turds, my tattoos are part of me and i love them, but i’m not gonna argue to reason with anyone about/for them. not for their meaning, and not for anyone’s acceptance of tattoo sub-culture… but because but it’s the year 2011 and everyone and their mother has tattoos now.
parents can explain what tattoos are and how there isn’t anything wrong with them, parents can explain that they don’t go away, parents can explain that they should think long and hard before getting them – especially around ages where they CAN get tattoos, and lastly, because i can’t believe that they were complaining only about tattoos being on the doll itself and not even touching on the subject of temporary tattoos, which seem even more influential than a drawing on a plastic doll. i didn’t see that indicated on any of these tokidoki barbie doll articles, not even in the comments. i mean, they go directly on the children’s bodies, not just on a toy, HELLO… i wore temporary tattoo’s as a kid, and i didn’t get my first tattoo until i was 26 years old! there are so many different things that i grew up playing with or watching that had absolutely no influence over anything in my life. parents seriously need to chill the fuck out and just let kids absorb lots of things.
the reasons that i ended up with purple, blue, red, pink and green hair wasn’t because my barbies or jem had them… i don’t divide my bangs into sections and dye them in thirds because lady lovely locks did it… of course i loved them for that, and i thought it was rad but i love coloured hair, and i go to shows… it’s part of the sub-culture i’ve been involved with since i was 15 (mom can definitely blame that). i was a teenager, not like an 8 year old doing this stuff, lol.
this can go deeper and deeper, but i just wanted to touch on the fact that they mentioned nothing about temporary tattoo’s. and what i find even funnier is that i don’t even know whether this doll is even in stores or only on the barbie collector website. i get the email newsletters from that website so usually i’m up on the new special-edition dolls… but anytime i’m on that website, it’s for something specific. and the special edition jammies made for brands are going to hold that brands quirks and qualities, obviously.
for example: the last barbie that i had ordered from there was the tarina tarantino barbie doll. i’m sure 80-90% of parents browsing wouldn’t even know who the fuck TT is, but did any parents bitch that she had hot pink hair? i’m pretty sure that little girls shouldn’t have or think it’s okay to have hot pink hair… :\