Barbie has had more than 130 jobs, from astronaut to aerobics instructor, but her latest is career move is by far the worst: On Feb. 18, the doll will be featured as a model for the 50th Anniversary of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue.
For all those moms and (dads) out there who have asked themselves over the decades, "Is Barbie an appropriate toy for young girls, or is she a sex object?" you finally have your definitive answer. Barbie is, depressingly, a sex object, and she's not apologetic about it.
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The doll's SI debut is part of an advertising scheme dubbed "Unapologetic," that was launched earlier this month with a Twitter tour and a billboard in Times Square. Barbie's hashtag #Unapologetic initially seemed sassy and clever in a "haters gonna hate" kind of way, obviously inspired by provocative young stars like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna (whose 2012 album was also titled "Unapologetic").
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