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I'm struggling to accept the idea of a Katniss Barbie Doll.
And I think the reason that this makes my heart hurt is for the same reason that I get frustrated at people who say that Jennifer Lawrence is too big to play Katniss, which is just a load of bullshit.
To me, the Barbie line represents and supports a very materialistic mindset, which is one thing that Katniss fights (or doesn’t have the luxury of understanding) throughout the series. She appreciates Cinna’s clothing for their utilitarian purposes, and she rarely appreciates the clothing for the physical beauty. It’s an art form to her, but she cares not to adorn herself in luxurious clothing. I think in today’s society, we don’t need any more support for a materialistic mindset- a capitol mindset. We’re already there, we already want the newest, shiniest, most trendy things that we can find. And for me, to make a Barbie doll for a character who couldn’t care less about her clothing, it just seems odd.. or wrong.. or something.
As always, I want your ideas, thoughts, reactions.. tell me what you think.
Here’s a fun biology/genetics lesson for you all in response to an anon message I received earlier today arguing that Katniss couldn’t possibly be a POC because her mother and Prim are blonde & blue-eyed.