Daughter Hannah’s mother-in-law is Barb Day who lives in Atlanta. She posted a Facebook item the other day we think is a winner. It says, “Mattel should make a Barbie with no hair so that every little girl fighting cancer feels beautiful! Put her in pink, name her HOPE and send the proceeds to St. Jude.” Oh, we do like this suggestion and hope that Mattel hears about it and responds.
Then we had a brain burp and remembered seeing something about a Bald Barbie last year. Early last year Mattel was asked on another Facebook page to manufacture this doll. The company responded that they didn’t take consumer recommendations. That was the first stupid thing they did.
When over 160,000 people responded to the Facebook site, Mattel had a wake up call and reconsidered by saying they would make 10,000 of the “Beautiful and Bald Barbie” dolls.
This was Mattel’s second goof and they were reminded that this would become a collector’s item, not a doll for little girls with cancer. By the way, each year there are 12,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer so there wouldn’t be enough even for one year’s small cancer patients…