In a Barbie world [Mattel has initiated legal action against artists who want to play around with Barbie.] APAFT

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The manufacturers expressed horror at the song’s suggestive lyrics (you can undress me everywhere…Kiss me here, touch me there…I can beg on my knees), but MCA and Aqua insisted that ;Barvie Girl’ was intended as social commentary. The bands Soren Rasted told the chicago sun-times, ‘The song isn’t about the doll, its about the plastic would we live in’

 

Mattel’s position is unusual in the context of the general debate regarding who shapes content fans or sellers.

 

In a small and light hearted way the disputes over Barbie mirror anxieties about the regulating and policing ‘correct’ sexual behaviors.

 

Peers, Juliet. In a Barbie world [Mattel has initiated legal action against artists who want to play around with Barbie.] [online]. Artlink, v.18, no.3, Sept 1998: 30-32. Availability: ISSN: 0727-1239. [cited 09 Mar 11].

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