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Salma Hayek Rebukes Mattel's Frida Kahlo Barbie

  • Vogue, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8 AM

Mattel’s rendering of 20th-century Mexican painter Frida Kahlo—which finds her dark brown gaze lightened, her unibrow noticeably absent, and her body distinctively downsized—has been courting controversy. Some of Kahlo’s relatives have been vocal about their outrage. So too agrees Salma Hayek, who is the latest public figure to call attention to the toy maker’s fallacy and was nominated for an Oscar for her role portraying Kahlo.



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