The 15 Weirdest Moments in the History of Barbie


Unwitting Accent Barbie

Additionally in 2010, Barbie determined to take a technological step again and bought into vlogging as Video Lady Barbie, which contained a built-in digicam that might stream video. It appears innocent sufficient so far as our crumbling society goes, however the FBI issued an alert to legislation enforcement businesses that the doll may very well be used to covertly make baby pornography, which by accident bought despatched to the final media as an alternative, implying to folks that Barbie’s myriad profession adjustments had taken a flip.

Barbie and the Sports activities Illustrated Swimsuit Problem

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Talking of porn, in 2014, Barbie determined she was executed apologizing for setting feminism again by posing for Sport’s Illustrated’s “Unapologetic” promoting marketing campaign. Sure, an precise Barbie doll. Posed for {a magazine} that capabilities principally as masturbation materials for males who wish to keep a skinny veneer of believable deniability. As a press release of non-apology for being that.

Howdy Barbie

Hello Barbie

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Barbie actually entered the tech recreation with 2015’s Howdy Barbie, an Alexa-like doll that used AI to have real-time conversations with youngsters and keep in mind particulars about them over time, elevating questions like, “Wait, how? It’s recording youngsters? How are these recordings used? Are there any limits to how the third events analyzing these recordings can use them?” Howdy Barbie was promptly discontinued, however it was arguably simply getting ready youngsters for a world by which the whole lot they contact will do this.

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