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Mattel champions diversity with introduction of two new Barbie dolls

4 years 3 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, January 28 2020 Jan 28, 2020 January 28, 2020 12:16 PM January 28, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ
Dolls from Mattel's Fashionista's line of Barbie dolls Photo: CNN

Mattel, the company that makes Barbie, is taking steps to make its dolls more diverse and relatable.

According to CNN, Mattel issued a statement that the brand wants to showcase "a multi-dimensional view of beauty and fashion" through new additions to its Barbie Fashionista's line. 

The company is introducing a Barbie with vitiligo, which causes patches of skin to lose their pigment and a doll with no hair.

Last year, a doll with a prosthetic leg and another with a wheelchair joined the Fashionista's line. 

Mattel has incorporated more diversity in its Barbie range by offering dolls with different skin shades, eye colors, hairstyles and clothing since 2015. 

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