Friday, August 25, 2006
Lesbian Barbie upsets Mattel
Curitiba: Toy manufacturer Mattel is reportedly threatening to sue a Brazilian artist for portraying Barbie as a lesbian.
Karin Schwarz's exhibition features pictures of Barbie in compromising situations, reports the Jornal de Sao Paulo newspaper.
Mattel has given the artist 24 hours to close down the exhibiton or they say they will take legal action.
But Ms Schwarz says she will not back down: "Barbie is exploited by Mattel. She wears a bikini, she shows off her belly, has big breasts, and even has a boyfriend," she said.
The exhibition, entitled Amazing Girls, is on show at a bar in the city of Curitiba.
A Mattel spokesperson said: "Barbie is a very proper lady and she is not happy about being portraited as something that she isn't.
"We are going to sue and we hope that this teaches people a lesson. Also, Barbie is 46 years old, she should be respected!"
Courtesy : The Mumbai Mirror
P.S. - Hail Ms Schwarz
Posted by Pallavi at Friday, August 25, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
Look in my face; my name is Might-have-been;
I am also called No-more, Too-late, Farewell;
Unto thine ear I hold the dead-sea shell
Cast up thy Life's foam-fretted feet between;
Unto thine eyes the glass where that is seen
Which had Life's form and Love's, but by my spell
Is now a shaken shadow intolerable,
Of ultimate things unuttered the frail screen.
Mark me, how still I am ! But should there dart
One moment through my soul the soft surprise
Of that winged Peace which lulls the breath of sighs, -
Then shalt thou see me smile, and turn apart
Thy visage to mine ambush at thy heart
Sleepless with cold commemorative eyes.
~~~ Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Posted by Pallavi at Monday, August 07, 2006