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Controversial 1965 Slumber Party 'Skinny' Barbie Uncovered


Photo: Daily Mail

1965 Slumber Party Barbie's accessories.

It's throwback Thursday thanks to Barbie and her controversial past.

These days, Barbie dolls are doctors, firefighters and high-powered execs, but back in the day, Barbie was a little less career-driven.

The Daily Mail uncovered the 1965 Slumber Party Barbie, which seems to be more of a "Don't be fat" taunt then a children's toy.

Clad in pink satin PJ top and bottoms, a pink robe with a sash, pink open-toe heels with blue pompoms, pink curlers, bobby pins and a blue brush and comb, the controversial doll was primped to perfection for beauty rest.

Slumber Party Barbie came with a set of pink bathroom scales, permanently set to 110lbs and a diet book instructing her on how to lose weight, with just one instruction: 'DON'T EAT!' (Talk about unfortunate accessorizing!)

The scale was removed just one year later for a 1966 version renamed Barbie Sleepytime Gal, but she still came with the diet book with its one simple, and degrading rule, DON'T EAT!





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