You want to hear something that is certain to drive Fox News viewers and others that believe the type of rhetoric the network spews crazy? The new Barbie doll will be wearing a hijab. Yup, an American Barbie doll will be modeled after right-wingers biggest fear……a Muslim…..or in this case, Muslimah.
CNN (@cnn) reported, Mattel is rolling out the hijab wearing Barbie as part of its new collection titled “shero.” Shero is an ode to female heroes. This particular Shero wears a hijab as it is modeled after United States Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who in 2016 became the first American to compete in competition while wearing a hijab. Ms. Muhammad sent out a tweet about the honor bestowed upon her.
“I’m proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear a hijab! This is a childhood dream come true.”
Mattel and Barbie have been attempting to roll out more diverse dolls in an effort to broaden the brand’s appeal. The Shero collection is part of that effort. What do you think of the hijab wearing barbie?