MATTEL: Thank you for calling Mattel. This is Leslie, how can I help you?More.
HARGRAVE: I have a complaint about a Barbie doll.
MATTEL: OK, I can help you with that. Can you tell me the product number you have?
HARGRAVE: It's the Happy Birthday Barbie Doll.
MATTEL: And what's the problem with the doll?
HARGRAVE: I got her home and disrobed her, only to find out her body is just smooth molded plastic.
MATTEL: [Pause] Her body is smooth molded plastic.
HARGRAVE: And I read that she was supposed to be "anatomically correct."
MATTEL: No. I'm sorry sir, we don't make anatomically correct dolls.
HARGRAVE: She looks like a hood ornament. And I was disappointed, because I don't know how young girls are supposed to learn about the female figure from this toy. Do you know what I mean, Leslie?
MATTEL: No sir. I don't have a clue. I'll be glad to pass your concerns along, though.
HARGRAVE: Are you going to send me a Barbie that is truly anatomically correct?
MATTEL: No sir. As I mentioned to you, we don't make an anatomically correct doll.
HARGRAVE: Would you consider making one in the future?
MATTEL: No sir.
HARGRAVE: Don't you make customized Barbies?
MATTEL: No we don't, sir.
HARGRAVE: I think you do sell personalized Barbies.
MATTEL: We used to have a doll you designed yourself on the Internet, and that doll is no longer available.
HARGRAVE: Have you ever seen a nude woman?
MATTEL: Pardon me, sir?
HARGRAVE: I said, if you've ever seen a nude woman, their anatomy does not look like this! There are markings, and hair, and other discolorations!
MATTEL: [Pause] Well sir, I'll be glad to pass your comments along.
HARGRAVE: So you don't sell one with the breasts and genitals drawn in properly.
MATTEL: No sir, we do not.
HARGRAVE: Do you think one of your factory workers would be able to draw them in with a Sharpie?
MATTEL: No sir, we won't be willing to do that for you.
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Sunday, May 03, 2009
The Nude Barbie Project
Posted by Gen. JC Christian, Patriot
A call to Mattel:
at 6:08 PM