"Fox & Friends" complained this morning that a plus-sized Barbie doll might make children think it's acceptable to be overweight and unhealthy.
The agency's Facebook page asked on Dec. 18: “Should toy companies start making Plus Sized Barbie dolls?”
Since Dec. 18, the poll has received over 40,000 likes, 5,000 comments and 2,700 shares.
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“The majority of Americans are overweight and the problem with that is that it’s an unhealthy figure,” stated co-host Anna Kooiman. “I understand not having a little skinny, teeny, tiny Barbie. I mean, she’s a perfect 10, she’s better than a perfect 10. People say she can’t even walk around on those two little legs if her measurements were real. So, how about just have a normal-sized Barbie?”
“That’s not typically a healthy size,” added Kooiman. “So let’s produce something in the middle.”
According to RawStory.com, minutes later, the Fox News' hosts slammed Obamacare for requiring nutritional information on vending machine products so that people can make healthier eating choices (video below).
“Obamacare now mandates all vending machines list the calories of every item they sell, a regulation that could cost distributors $25 million to implement in its first year,” lamented Kooiman.
It's not clear how Kooiman expects people to lose weight, or not be overweight, without knowing the nutritional details of food.