Find out how Barbie really originated!

Long before she was a wholesome part of the childhood of many a young girl, Barbie was the last thing you’d want your daughter to emulate.

She began as a knock-off of a German comic strip character, Bild Lilli, a character that would have put the most outrageous gold-digger to shame. Sassy and bordering on crass, ambitious, and constantly talking about sex, there was nothing about her that any parent would want their daughter to see. Mattel managed to whittle the rights away from Lilli’s makers, O&M Hausser, and then redefined her to be more acceptable to children and parents, and influential to generations.

Source: Eden Barak

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