Why Everyone's Talking About The Little Boy In This Barbie Ad

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Barbie's latest advertisement — made for the release of the Moschino Barbie — features three young actors with plenty of attitude, style, and charisma to go around.

And one of them, a young boy rocking a fauxhawk while nailing his lines, clearly stole the show.

"Moschino Barbie is so fierce," he says, dressing the barbie with her black and gold designer handbag.

It's the first time a boy has been featured in a Barbie ad.


Moreover, the refreshing ad shows promotes gender neutral toys — expressing that no matter who you are, you have the right to play with whatever toys you please. 

And that's awesome.

This echoes the overwhelmingly positive, viral response to YouTuber Mikki Willis' son choosing a princess doll at the toy store back in August.

"My job as daddy is to provide a safe playing field for [Azai and his younger brother Zuri] to play whatever game they choose, or better yet, create their own game! I trust that by the time they realize the world isn't as accepting as mommy and daddy they'll have such a solid foundation that nothing will shake their stance to fully, and unabashedly be themselves," Willis wrote on YouTube.

And though the doll is sold out, this Barbie ad will hopefully only further such a foundation for accepting children and their choices.  

Be sure to watch the full ad below:

(H/T: Oyster Mag)


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