Twitter Is Having a Hard Time Accepting the New Man-Bun-Sporting Ken Doll
Let Ken be Ken.
Mattel just released their new “Fashionistas” line of Barbie and Ken dolls, which includes 40 new dolls, with seven different body types, 11 skin tones, and 28 hairstyles. The internet is a flurry of opinions, of course, though they’re mostly ignoring the 39 of the new diverse line’s dolls and focusing on one: Man Bun Ken.
MAN BUN KEN DOLL. pic.twitter.com/Wk9Z3aagFy
— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 20, 2017
Oh boy, does the internet have some opinions on him. There are a lot of people (whose tweets I’m not even going to embed, because they don’t deserve the attention) making jokes about Ken’s anatomy, because apparently hair length, anatomy, and masculinity are all directly correlative.
There are others keeping their disdain brief and unexplained.
New Ken doll has a man-bun. Climbing back into bed. pic.twitter.com/AiuPUxS7hM
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) June 20, 2017
If you’re going to bash Millennials and man buns, at least be clever about it.
Does man bun Ken doll also come with a Soul Cycle membership, vintage record player, and $50,000 in student loan debt? pic.twitter.com/ulEwGSxxb1
— Emily Jashinsky (@emilyjashinsky) June 20, 2017
Man-bun Ken doll just interrupted me to tell me that Bernie would have won. pic.twitter.com/Mnu8pAXV7F
— summer goth (@NicCageMatch) June 20, 2017
The new “Man Bun” Ken doll comes with shirt, shoes, and keys to Barbie’s car that he’s driving until he “gets back on his feet again.” pic.twitter.com/gYmXwR9WEc
— Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) June 20, 2017
The Ken doll with the man bun comes with a bottle of wine from Trader Joe’s that it won’t shut up about.
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) June 20, 2017
I’m not sure why so many adults find this doll distressing, but I bet there are more than a few kids to whom this Ken will be cool, or even a meaningful form of self-expression. And if you think that’s an overstatement, let me direct you once again to those cretins first mentioned above who to this day insist on equating hairstyles with self-worth and masculinity.
Barbie’s bff, Ken, now comes with a man bun or cornrows. You go with your bad self, Kenny.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 20, 2017
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