2022 is a big year for Barbie who is covering all sorts of new ground including the vax-positive “Booster Shot Barbie” that comes complete with Guillain-Barre paralysis.
“The only thing as iconic as Barbie is her wheelchair, a spectacular vehicle that allows kids to immerse themselves in Barbie’s post-vaccinated world, and gives them the room to dream of what it would be like to follow the CDC recommendations,” said Phen Nochio—the Senior Vice President and Global Head of Barbie and Dolls at Mattel—in a statement.
There have been other Barbie dolls in a wheel chair, but none that have been endorsed by the CDC itself!
Some Booster-Shot Barbies even come with Bell’s palsy, which is the sudden unexpected weakness in one’s facial muscles. The weakness makes half of your face appear to droop. Your smile is one-sided, and your eye on that side resists closing.
Mattel is releasing these in conjunction with the booster shots the Biden administration recommends for kids.
Originally published February 9, 2023.