Barbie is celebrated across the globe for many reasons. Their longevity is helped by the fact that they have changed so many times over the years. Mattel is once again at the forefront of social commentary as the have introduced a transgender version of the beloved doll.
Laverne Cox has won five Emmy nominations as an actor and producer. She has established herself as “one of the most high-profile transgender stars in the U.S.,” according to the Telegraph, thanks to her role on Orange is the New Black. Laverne’s inner child recovery has been greatly aided by having her own Barbie doll.
The world’s most popular doll is becoming more progressive. Barbie’s first transgender doll was released earlier this week. It’s fashioned in the likeness of Orange Is the New Black actress Laverne Cox.
The goal is showcasing “acceptance at every age.” Lisa McKnight is Mattel’s executive vice president and global head of Barbie and dolls. HotNewHipHop reported her statement.
We are proud to highlight the importance of inclusion and acceptance at every age and to recognize Laverne’s significant impact on culture with a tribute collection Barbie.
Barbie was initially introduced in March of 1959, but it wasn’t until 1980 that a Black doll and a Latina doll were given to the globe. The company “couldn’t be more excited” to introduce a new doll to its lineup. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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