Eric Metaxas on Mattel’s Gender-Inclusive Dolls: ‘Corporate Cravenness Has to Stop’

By Michael Morris | September 27, 2019 | 12:48pm EDT
Host of "The Eric Metaxas Show" Eric Metaxas (left) and gender-inclusive dolls (right) (Screenshots)

In a tweet on his Twitter page Wednesday, host of the “Eric Metaxas Show” and “Socrates In The City,” and author of “Martin Luther” and “If You Can Keep It,” Eric Metaxas called out Mattel for their debut of gender-inclusive dolls, saying, “The corporate cravenness has to stop.”

 “The corporate cravenness has to stop,” wrote Eric Metaxas in a tweet. “Is this what parents want? Last I checked, it’s parents who spend money on Mattel products… I WAS going to buy some awesome HotWheels this afternoon, but now I think I’d rather give my money to a company that cares about its customers…”

Eric Metaxas’ tweet stems from a tweet about a piece in TheBlaze, which reads, “.@Barbie debuts ‘gender-inclusive’ dolls, because ‘kids dont’ want their toys dictated by gender norms[.]’” The piece by TheBlaze details the launch of a new gender-inclusive line of dolls called “Creatable World” by Mattel.

As reported by NewsBusters’ Gabriel Hays, “Time provided details on the dolls’ features, stating that each looks ‘like a slender 7-year-old with short hair, but each comes with a wig … and a wardrobe befitting any fashion-conscious kid: Hoodies, sneakers’ and ‘graphic T-shirts in soothing greens and yellows.’ Each doll is also given wardrobe options of ‘tutus and camo pants’ because nothing says gender neutral like a choice between those extremes.”

According to Mattel’s website, each will have “100+ Looks All in One Kit. Creatable World™ gives kids a blank canvas to create their own characters. Switch long hair for short hair—add a skirt, pants or both. It’s up to you! Mix and match, swap or share.”

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