Now please don't flame me if I use the wrong words I am in a tizzy about this.
So my daughter is invited to a friend from receptions birthday party tomorrow. The girl has a very British sounding name, But i couldn't tell you which child it was from the class. Today I bought her a present for my LG to give her. I looked at dolls and decided on the one with a purple dress as my LG loves purple. This doll instead of being your typical barbie, is a darker skin tone (ethnically ambiguous would probably be the best way to describe it). My husband then tells me that the LG is actually Pakistani and he thinks its inappropriate and potentially insulting. Who is wrong here? I honestly don't think it makes a difference but how he has me worried.
My daughter is mixed face and was brought brown skinned barbies for her birthday, I thought it was nice that they had put extra thought into getting my daughter dolls that looked like my her personally.
As somebody who isn’t white with blonde hair, I used to prefer dolls that looked like me, my mum would hunt around for dolly’s with my skin tone which was hard in the 80s and 90s. I think it’s a brilliant gift!