Like any good Hollywood break-up the newsmedia is in a flurry over the earth-shattering revelation that Barbie is into rainforest destruction that is threatening the 400 remaining wild Sumatran tigers in Indonesia.
The news prompted longtime boyfriend Ken to dump Barbie in a fit of rage.
Like Ken, you can take action too and help save Barbie from herself.
It also promoted Greenpeace members to scale Barbie's Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) headquarters in Los Angeles and drop a larger than life banner to drive home the point that Barbie's cheap packaging is produced by Indonesia's most notorious rainforest destroyer Asia Pulp and Paper (APP).
Here's a roundup of some of the media coverage so far:
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Los Angeles Time Business Section: Greenpeace stages protest at Mattel office over Barbie packaging
Reuters: "Ken" doll protesters arrested at Mattel headquarters
Mother Jones: Does Barbie Hate Orangutans?
UK Daily Mail: Barbie's dirty secret: Paper used in dolls' packaging comes from disappearing rainforests
Sydney Morning Herald: Barbie gets dumped for being an environmental wrecker
LAist: Ken Goes Greenpeace, Dumps Barbie Via Banner Hung By Protesters on Mattel Building
Treehugger: Evidently, Barbie Digs Deforestation: Greenpeace Exposes Mattel for Using Unsustainable Packaging
"Barbie Protest" is currently a trending topic on Yahoo:
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