Some things just are not a good idea for young and impressionable minds. Especially girls, who have enough going against their self images. Barbie comes to mind for one. No single doll has done more to harm the self esteem of little girls everywhere. That’s my opinion of course, but it happens to be correct. What could be worse? Plastic Surgery for Barbie. Of course.
In this shallow game, young children play as plastic surgeons. Because you don’t dare love yourself for who you are. Well, both Apple and Google saw it for the horrible idea it is and have since pulled it from the iTunes App Store and Google Play store.
The game tasked players to perform plastic surgery on a female character, using techniques like liposuction for example, and comparing the before and after results. The game’s description pretty much says it all “This unfortunate girl has so much extra weight that no diet can help her. In our clinic she can go through a surgery called liposuction that will make her slim and beautiful.” Mattel has issued a statement claiming that the Barbie branding was not sanctioned by the company.
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