Barbie has had a number of careers in her 55 years — flight attendant, veterinarian, astronaut, even president. Her latest role, however, is raising eyebrows.
Italy’s Catholic bishops are
furious about controversial artistic depictions of the popular Barbie
and Ken dolls as the Virgin Mary and a crucified Jesus Christ and other
Two Argentinian artists, Marianela Perelli and Pool
Paolini, produced 33 dolls of various religious figures for a show named
“Barbie, The Plastic Religion,” which opens in Buenos Aires on Oct. 11.