Midge, Barbie’s Pregnant Pal

I’m not making this up. “Midge is sold as part of the ‘Happy Family’ set, wearing a tiny wedding ring and a detachable stomach with a curled-up baby inside. Her husband, Alan, and 3-year-old child Ryan are sold separately.” Wal-Mart is pulling the doll from its shelves, although it was supposedly due to customer complaints rather than any store policy. I don’t understand the problem here, although I suppose if it was a detachable wedding ring I can see why Wal-Mart’s typically conservative management would get in a huff.

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