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Anti-Vax Barbie Parody Brilliantly Slams Science Deniers

Anti-Vax Barbie Parody Brilliantly Slams Science Deniers

Anti-Vax Barbie Parody Brilliantly Slams Science Deniers

"And the fun is contagious!"

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As we get ready to enter year three of the pandemic, a parody advertisement from Jimmy Kimmel is piling on about how ridiculous the anti-vaxxer stance is.

The fake commercial is peddling a new doll — Anti-Vax Barbie. “And the fun is contagious!” the narrator exclaims.

“She’s strong. She’s independent. She doesn’t trust science,” the woman says, as images of dolls wearing shirts with anti-vax extremist sentiments such as “Johnson & Johnson or Satan & Satan?” slide across the screen.

The juxtaposition of the unfortunately all-too-familiar anti-science rhetoric with young girls giggling as they act out scenes mimicking ones anti-vaxxers throughout the United States have played out in real life over the past two years is both hilarious and deeply disturbing, considering how realistic it very well could be.

“I’m sorry, you can’t come in here without a mask,” says one child with a grocery store employee doll.

“I have a medical condition!” claims the other, voicing an Anti-Vax Barbie with a “HOAX” t-shirt and a Karen hairstyle, before angrily “fighting” with the other doll.

And yes, in typical Barbie fashion, there’s a version of this made-up doll who hangs out at the stables — to get Ivermectin, of course.

“The only mandate this Barbie cares about is with her proud boyfriend, Ken,” the narrator says, as a white male doll with a “Let’s Go Brandon” t-shirt comes on screen.

“Sorry babe, can’t hear you, Alex Jones is talking about monoclonal antibodies,” the kid playing Ken tells Barbie.

And instead of the iconic Barbie Dreamhouse, this version of the doll gets a Dream Ventilator — sold separately, and only in Florida in Kentucky.

Barbie has had many professions over the years, including frequently working in healthcare, other sciences, and as an educator. Mattel actually released a Barbie doll of AstraZeneca co-founder Sarah Gilbert last year.

With that in mind, it seems unlikely we’ll ever actually have to deal with an official anti-vax Barbie, but maybe far-right extremists can launch their own toy line to make it happen. One can only imagine it would play out pretty much exactly the way Jimmy Kimmel suggested.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.