(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Mattel has released their first transgender Barbie, styled after trangender actor Laverne Cox, jumping on the woke bandwagon of grooming children from the earliest of ages.
The Barbie was released as a celebration of Cox’s 50th birthday, and is dressed in a red gown, silver bodysuit and comes with high heeled boots and silver earrings, Red State reported.
“It’s been a dream for years to work with Barbie to create my own doll,” Cox said in a statement shared with TODAY Parents.
“I can’t wait for fans to find my doll on shelves and have the opportunity to add a Barbie doll modeled after a transgender person to their collection.”
The announcement was made on NBC’s TODAY show, where Cox discussed political activism and the “anti-transgender legislation” that is breaking down now that this doll is on the market.
“[Mattel has] this incredible Barbie tribute series with incredible people like (filmmaker) Ava DuVernay, and (singer) Brandy, etc. And I’m the latest person to be so honored.” Cox said.
“I think, this year particularly, when over 250 pieces of anti-transgender legislation have been introduced in state legislatures all over the country… that I hope that all the kids who are feeling stigmatized when their healthcare’s being jeopardized, their ability to play in sports, I hope they can see this Barbie and have a sense of hope and possibility… Because representation matters.”
Cox did not mention the tsunami of transgender and gay representation that has been hitting shelves at box box chain stores such as Walgreens and Target.
The Disney Pride Collection, in the children’s toy aisle of Walgreens. pic.twitter.com/wGriCgyBwW
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Target’s new products to celebrate Pride month include chest binders and “packing” underwear.
“The TomboyX collab features undergarments like chest binders, packing underwear, bras, and boyshorts in size S-4X.”
There is no “third way” around this.https://t.co/wCtrVmIECz
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