Media and Online Buzz Over Barbie Break-up
by chris eaton
June 8, 2011
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.
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:
ABC 7 LA, watch it:
Los Angeles Time Business Section: Greenpeace stages protest at Mattel office over Barbie packaging
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
“Barbie Protest” is currently a trending topic on Yahoo: