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Mattel Launched Mariachi Barbie And This Is What She Looks Like

Mariachi Barbie is Mattel's improvement on last year's Chihuahua-toting version.

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As the website describes, "Barbie wears a fitted black bolero jacket and cropped trousers trimmed in intricate golden brocade that mirrors the pattern on her impressive, wide-brimmed sombrero."

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On social media people seemed to be divided as to whether this Barbie is a good idea or not.

Mattel's new Mariachi Barbie intended to celebrate Mexican culture. When White folks "dress up" it's not celebratory http://t.co/MaUu2iTtxl

Ozlem Sensoy@ProfessorOzlem

Mattel's new Mariachi Barbie intended to celebrate Mexican culture. When White folks "dress up" it's not celebratory http://t.co/MaUu2iTtxl

2:21 PM - 02 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@LatinoUSA so great to see that in a Barbie... It can get kids talking abt mariachi music, provides an opp to have a discussion.

Diana aka LadydeeLG@dianalimongi

@LatinoUSA so great to see that in a Barbie... It can get kids talking abt mariachi music, provides an opp to have a discussion.

1:03 PM - 02 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Felix Sanchez, chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, said he has no problem with the new depiction.

latintimes.com

"Well at least she’s not coming off as sexy Latina Barbie, spinning on a pedestal," he said, referring to Sofia Vergara's panned Emmys skit. "This is an image that does exist. It helps us embrace toy making in a way that makes it relevant and authentic."

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