Black Barbie's 'half-finished' hairstyle causing controversy, drawing mixed reviews

Black Barbie's 'half-finished' hairstyle causing controversy, drawing mixed reviews
Black Barbie's 'half-finished' hairstyle causing controversy, drawing mixed reviews

A black Barbie's hairstyle is making waves across social media.  (BarbieStyle/Mattel )

It may be Barbie’s world, but some critics are calling out the folks at Mattel for featuring an African-American doll with a “half-finished” hairstyle on social media.

The official BarbieStyle Instagram account shared a photo of three dolls on April 27, promoting a new Barbie documentary. In the image, two white Barbie dolls sport simple ponytails, while a black Barbie has one side of her head hair braided in dark cornrows and the rest styled in bouncy golden curls.

“Movie night with my girls to watch the @Hulu premiere of the new @Barbie documentary, Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie! Check it out now at the link in my bio!

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