Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Toyzaremine, Mar 9, 2010.
Walmart: Black Barbie Sold Cheaper Than White Barbie at Store - ABC News
i see where this is going.
Barbie will ALWAYS sell. No need to bring that one down in price. Barbie's black friend..not so much, I guess.
This might look racist, but it's only racist because people aren't buying Theresas!
Just unfortunate that these are dolls of humans instead of blue and red robots. Then nobody would have made a fuss.
I understand why some people would fall over this or feel hurt, but logical thinking will reveal it has nothing to do with the skin color of the toy, just with the demand of the toy. It's racist because some people want to see it as racism..thus, making these people racists themselves?
I think this is venturing into forbidden forum talk..
Sensitive people with nothing better to do.
I don't see the problem. Looks like ABC has a case of "over-hyped media attention whore syndrome" to me.
if wm discounts legends vs larger figs, does this make them racist against midgets?
I think it's safe to say all media channels have this problem.
Back on topic, is something like this really that newsworthy? Granted it raises a few points, but this is such a small, random event that I don't think it really warrants being an article by itself, but rather an article that showcases several incidents.
The real racism would be if the white barbie sold for half the price of the black barbie.
This! could not have put it better Joe.
business is business.
I wonder what price they sold her other friends at.
This is a load of bullshit. People nowadays are too sensitive. It is not like the doll is blackface, it just isn't selling as well.
I wonder if the Princess and the Frog toys are cutting into the black Barbie demand.
"My horn can pierce the sky!"
Sorry, this story just reminded me of that quote
Wrong thread, dude.
Oh for f**k sake
Utter nonsense. This reminds me of a similar fuss when Marmite brought out their white version.
Walmart could just leave the black dolls at normal price so they don't sell very well. And then the company that makes them will stop producing them because they don't sell very well. That would make things much better and please these people wouldn't it? Some people really have nothing better to do than search out and crowbar meaning into something when there isn't malice or bad intent meant.
AND you get more booty!
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