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Meet Realistic Barbie’s Boyfriend – Dad Bod Ken
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Product Design, Social Issues6 years ago

Meet Realistic Barbie’s Boyfriend – Dad Bod Ken

Barbie just received a complete makeover, with 4 new body types and several skin tones. Now, men around the globe are clamoring for an updated and more realistic Ken doll that looks like an actual, albeit out of shape, man. Reactions to this reaction have been mixed, but TheMarySue chips in with this practical overview:

“Ken’s origin story is a little different from his girlfriend’s,” writes TheMarySue. “[he] was originally designed to resemble designer Ruth Handler’s husband…Yale University psychologist Kelly Brownell wrote in 2006 that most men would have ‘to increase 20 in. in height, 11 in. in the chest, and 7.9 in. in neck circumference’ to achieve Ken’s look.’”

What do you think? Should Ken receive the same treatment as Barbie?

More info: The Mary Sue (h/t: neatorama)

“Most men would have ‘to increase 20 in. in height, 11 in. in the chest, and 7.9 in. in neck circumference’ to achieve Ken’s look'”

Image credits: MattelWill McFadden

The dad bod Ken is a response to the new curvy Barbie

What do you think about this trend?

 

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DariaB
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually, I thought about Ken too. But, please, don't make only chubby Ken to be the realistic one. Men vary on their shapes and sizes too.

JustAGirl
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, and make a colored Ken! I love Barbie's new change, but they still need a bit more diversity.

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CuckuVaya
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Change Ken as well for sure. But curvy barbie is not overweight......

Xenthia
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Realistic doesn't equal obese...

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DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually, I thought about Ken too. But, please, don't make only chubby Ken to be the realistic one. Men vary on their shapes and sizes too.

JustAGirl
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, and make a colored Ken! I love Barbie's new change, but they still need a bit more diversity.

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CuckuVaya
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Change Ken as well for sure. But curvy barbie is not overweight......

Xenthia
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Realistic doesn't equal obese...

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