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Jun 07, 2011

Did You Ever Think Of Barbie As A Serial Killer?

Ken2 bc4d5c3a-4d0b-4e82-b3d2-418c2c084bc7_300 To highlight the destruction of Indonesian rainforests for pulp paper used in cardboard packaging by the world’s largest toy maker, today Greenpeace protestors unfurled a banner at Mattel’s El Segundo, California, headquarters with a very sad Ken-doll announcing, “Barbie, it’s over. I don’t date girls that are into deforestation.” It’s all part a campaign, complete with animated video, to raise public awareness about the swaths of rainforests leveled by Asia Pulp and Paper, a supplier to Mattel’s Chinese packaging printers.

According to the Los Angeles Times, “El Segundo police arrested eight protesters, including a woman dressed as Barbie in pink and blue Spandex, who was driving a bright pink bulldozer half a block from the scene.”

--Reed McManus

Image: Greenpeace

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