Salma Hayek And Frida Kahlo's Family Object Barbie Doll

Barbie may struggle with math. But Mattel has had bigger problems with its line of dolls

Kahlo's daughter, Mara Romeo Pinedo, and great-niece, Mara de Anda Romeo, have threatened legal action, stating that Mattel is not authorized to use her image. After a long survey that suggested mothers were unhappy that their kids do not have dolls with real inspiring women whom they would aspire to be, the big toy corporation launched 17 new models.

"Frida Kahlo never tried to be or look like anyone else".

Many on social media criticised the doll and complained it's more Barbie-like than Frida Kahlo-like. "How could they turn her into a Barbie", the star wrote, expressing the same sentiment in Spanish.

Critics have slammed Mattel for their representation of Kahlo, pointing out their decision to mostly eliminate her famous unibrow, ideal her famous look and glamorise her elaborate and traditional Tehuana-style dresses.

Frida Kahlo's family released a statement through Instagram claiming that Mattel does not have proper authorization to produce a Barbie doll in Kahlo's likeness.

While the critics of the doll make legitimate points, there is something to be said for the celebration of Kahlo's life and the impact such a Barbie can have among today's youth.

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Hayek's not the only one questioning the doll, with Kahlo's own family calling for a redesign.

"We will talk to them about regularizing this situation, and by regularizing I mean talking about the appearance of the doll, its characteristics, the history the doll should have to match what the artist really was", Romeo's lawyer Pablo Sangri said in a statement to The Guardian.

Mattel released a statement telling fans of Kahlo that they worked with the Panama-based corporation that "owns all the rights", and that they were "actively" participating in its creation.

Critics have complained that the doll does not reflect Kahlo's heavy, almost conjoined eyebrows or unibrow, and they say its costume does not accurately portray the elaborate Tehuana-style dresses the artist wore.

Kahlo, whom Mattel described as "a celebrated artist, activist and symbol of strength" and who died at the age of 44 in 1954, was known for self-portraits and other works that the Surrealist leader André Breton described as "a ribbon around a bomb".

And the contract never granted the Corporation rights to Kahlo's image in the first place, only "certain uses of her name", he said.

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