There’s a new Barbie fan boy in town.
Unfortunately, not everyone is convinced.
Watch the ad here. Post continues below.
While some have applauded the ad which includes a young fashion-conscious boy sporting a faux-hawk, others think it just introduces another stereotype – that boys who play with dolls are probably destined to be gay.
The commercial is for the Moschino Barbie which is already sold out and was created by Mattel in partnership with the Italian fashion designer.
Although Mattel is getting all the kudos, the commercial was actually created by Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott, who made no secret that the boy was modelled on a younger version of him.
“Like every girl and gay boy, I loved Barbie,” said Scott.
Many saw the introduction as a step forward.
I’m overjoyed that Barbie put a boy in their recent ad. yes yes yes yes. I want to see a little girl in a GI commercial now
— Alexa Losey (@alexalosey) November 18, 2015
But others were less impressed.