This morning, Mattel unveiled its new line of Fashionistas Barbie and Ken Dolls, featuring 11 new skin tones, 28 hairstyles, some Instagram-ready new fashions, multiple eye colors and 7 body types. All of which sounds very modern and very promising… until you get a load of the Ken with a man-bun.
Um, no. Just no.
Didn’t we leave man-buns in the dustbin of 2016 along with mermaid hair, unicorn fashions, and neck contouring?
Twitter, of course, had a field day with his new look:
The new “Man Bun” Ken doll comes with shirt, shoes, and keys to Barbie’s car that he’s driving until he “gets back on his feet again.” pic.twitter.com/gYmXwR9WEc
— Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) June 20, 2017
Apparently Mattel has designed a Ken doll with a man bun. What’s next? A Ken doll wearing a romper?
— Ann (@_theperegrine) June 20, 2017
There’s a new Ken doll with a Man Bun. He’s paired with Very Sad And Embarrassed Barbie. https://t.co/FDZKGtMWOC
— Josh Mankiewicz (@JoshMankiewicz) June 20, 2017
Nostradamus predicted that the world would end soon after the Ken doll got himself a man bun makeover. https://t.co/ZzMpfb995A
— Kirkland Ciccone (@KirklandCiccone) June 20, 2017
— Brian Rush (@BrianRushNYC) June 20, 2017
I bet that man bun Ken tries to borrow money from Barbie
⚡️ “There’s a new Ken doll with a man bun”https://t.co/pOsIwyfYDD
— Marissa 🦊 (@newyorkmarissa) June 20, 2017
When you pull Man Bun Ken’s string, he quotes Infinite Jest or tells you how his homebrew IPA is going. https://t.co/3cLgXKtWYQ
— The Shogun of Sorrow (@DGoddamnGlover) June 20, 2017