When I was young and played with Barbies, I didn’t care how blonde and thin and beautiful they were. I didn’t care about what message it was or wasn’t sending to impressionable youth.
All I cared about was which Barbie was the sarcastic one who hated everything. She was my people.
Basically, I wanted the Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but for Barbies.