Wednesday, October 28, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Ken has come out of the closet in a big way!

The rumours are true! Barbie's long-time boyfriend, Ken, is gay! At least that's what it looks like to me. Am I wrong? What do you all think? Mattel says the new Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken (that's the official name!) is for the adult collector and is due out in April 2010. Hmm, for April Fools' Day? Are we being punk'd by Mattel? It sure doesn't seem that way to me.

Here's the official description:
Cool sophistication in breezy Palm Beach! Sporting a dashing jacquard-patterned jacket with a light pink polo shirt and crisp white pants, Ken doll is ready for Palm Beach social season, sunning by the pool and a stroll with his little companion. Fashion designed exclusively for the Silkstone Barbie doll body. Includes Ken doll, jacket, pink polo shirt, white shoes, dog with leash, swim trunks and accessories, doll stand and certificate of authenticity. For the adult collector. Order yours today!
Well, congratulations to Mattel for (finally) letting Ken be free to express himself. Barbie probably had an inkling Ken was gay and wasn't too disappointed. Besides, Barbie's a sophisticated gal and could use a gay best friend.

Barbie, think of him as the Will to your Grace.

Now, if we could only get Ken to meet that hunky G.I. Joe!