“I laughed because it`s just so extreme like, yikes! Why don’t you have her holding a burrito too?” said Jasmyn Troncoso. “That’s just awful.”
“Oh shut up!” said Yesenea Yanez at seeing what the doll is holding. “Giving her a passport — are you kidding me? That’s just insulting.”
Toy manufacturer Mattel tweeted, “We’re sorry. We didn’t mean any offense.”
The company also pointed out that all 100 Barbie Dolls of the World have a passport and an animal. Some people still don’t like it, given the ongoing immigration debate.
Mattel also released this statement:
“We consulted with the Mexican Embassy on the Dolls of the World Mexico Barbie, especially with respect to the selection of the Chihuahua. Our goal with the Dolls of the World Mexico Barbie, as well as the entire Dolls of the World Collection, is to celebrate cultural differences and tradition, introducing girls to the world through play.”
Some San Diegans said people are upset over nothing and the doll is fine.
“It’s just a doll with a dress,” said Olga Delgadillo.
Some said they don’t mind it.
“I’m perfectly fine with this Barbie,” said Karla Anell.
Others though said they fear it may reinforce stereotypes.