Salma Hayek Is Not Thrilled with the Frida Kahlo Barbie, Either

Salma Hayek Is Not Thrilled with the Frida Kahlo Barbie, Either

Barbie has expanded well beyond the ill-proportioned blonde doll that was released 58 years ago-but not everyone has been thrilled with Mattel's choices to expand the Barbie ranks.

Salma posted an image of the doll to her Instagram and wrote: '#fridakahlo never tried to be or look like anyone else.

Over the years the name and likeness of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, a fierce feminist and ardent communist, have been associated with a number of unlikely products.

The Florida-based corporation claims they purchased the rights to Kahlo's image from her family in 2005.

"How could Hayek and Kahlo's family are offended by the discreet sameness that the Barbie still wants to maintain even in its efforts to represent a figure like Frida Kahlo".

But Kahlo's family soon issued a statement objecting to the doll.

This is not the first time that the commercial activities of the Frida Kahlo Corporation are said to have angered some of Kahlo's descendants.

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"The company Mattel does not have the proper authorization to use the image of Frida Kahlo", it added, threatening to take "necessary measures" against the California-based toymaker.

Among the fiercest detractors are Kahlo's own family, who say Mattel is not authorized to be making money off of the late artist's likeness.

The doll features significantly lighter eyes than the icon actually had and also have a noticeable gap when her eyebrows used to meet.

Critics have complained that the doll does not reflect Kahlo's heavy, almost conjoined eyebrows or unibrow, and they say its costume does not accurately portray the elaborate Tehuana-style dresses the artist wore.

With the new Barbie collection including women from NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart to boxing Champion Nicola Adams OBE and filmmaker Patty Jenkins, the Barbie brand received praise for its selection.

"We will talk to them about regularizing this situation, and by regularizing I mean talking about the appearance of the doll, its characteristics, the history the doll should have to match what the artist really was", Sangri told the Associated Press.

Kahlo, whom Mattel described as "a celebrated artist, activist and symbol of strength" and who died at the age of 44 in 1954, was known for self-portraits and other works that the Surrealist leader André Breton described as "a ribbon around a bomb".

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