2011-06-05

lorena: (Default)
2011-06-05 08:45 pm

1998 called, they want their fifteeen minutes of fame, please.



"For those who missed it, Barbies manufacturer Mattel sent The Body Shop a cease and desist order after posters featuring Ruby - a self proclaimed Anti-Barbie spokesperson started appearing in American shop windows. This banned advertisement was also forbidden to be hung up in the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway. The complaints included her “nude and nippless figure” being exposed to the public which offended people in the US and China."

Snopes says it ain't really so wah wah as the internets would have it seem, but I would have bought a Ruby doll.

http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=73655