Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | Categories: Episodes
@Barbie says: 'Live by your own terms. How are you #Unapologetic?' https://twitter.com/Barbie/status/433708684477075457 (Mattel)
A behind the scenes look at a photo shoot with Barbie, the iconic doll Barbie, photographed for a special
advertising-wrap cover of this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.
The plastic blonde appears in a black and white one-piece with the hashtag "Unapologetic" splashed across the front. Mattel says like so many other Sports Illustrated models, Barbie is a legend --- with a resume of more than 130 different jobs, including President of the United States. That was 14 years ago by the way, so she avoided the decision on whether to invade Iraq.
Despite her fictional qualifications, some find the doll's image on Sports Illustrated ... unsettling.
We requested an interview with someone at Mattel but they were unable to speak with us.
What do you think of the idea of Barbie appearing in Sports Illustrated? Does it change how you think of her, or how you feel about your child playing with her?
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This segment was produced by The Current's Lara O'Brien and Catherine Kalbfleisch.