Barbie has been an astronaut, a doctor, even a NASCAR driver. Now, there is an online movement to get her to attempt what could be her biggest feat yet; going bald to fight cancer.
Barbie maker Mattel is coming under growing pressure to mass produce a bald barbie doll for girls who suffer from hair loss, Digital Journal reports.
Last year, Mattel created a one-of-a-kind bald Barbie doll for a 4-year-old suffering from cancer who lost her hair during chemotherapy treatment, according to CBS New York.
Now, some want Mattel to make bald Barbies available to all their customers.
So far, a Facebook campaign has already generated more than 37,000 ‘likes’ calling for a bald Barbie doll which they say will help boost the self esteem in women and children experiencing hair loss from cancer treatments.
On their Facebook page, campaign organizers wrote the following explanation of their goals and the reasons behind the movement:
We would like to see a Beautiful and Bald Barbie made to help young girls who suffer from hair loss due to cancer treatments, Alopecia or Trichotillomania . Also, for young girls who are having trouble coping with their mother’s hair loss from chemo. Many children have some difficulty accepting their mother, sister, aunt, grandparent or friend going from a long haired to a bald.
According to the Amarillo Globe-News, the movement is also asking Mattel to create headscarves and hats for the bald dolls.
CLICK HERE for the Facebook page.