First hijab-wearing Barbie doll unveiled
By Patricia Uyeh,
Adding to its tall, dark, curvy and petite collections, Barbie has unveiled its first female hijab wearing doll.
This is the first of its kind and it is a model of U.S. Olympic fencer, Ibtihaj Muhammad, a black woman.
During the Olympics, Ms Muhammad drew criticisms after she described the United States as a dangerous place for Muslims, saying she did not feel safe as a Muslim living in America.
The Hijab wearing barbie is part of Mattel’s “Shero” series, which seeks to honour influential women including model Ashley Graham and director Ava DuVernay.
Taking to Twitter, the Olympic medalist shared how happy she was with this development:
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