Mattel, the well-known manufacturer of Barbie, is considering accepting a proposal to create a toy line which would depict same-sex “wedding” dolls.
Nick Caprio and Matt Jacobi are a gay couple residing in Arizona, who have big plans to get “married” next May. In comments on Instagram and to ABC 15, the pair say that they wanted to get a special gift for Jacobi’s 8-year-old niece, who will also be acting as a flower girl in the spring “wedding”. Some may know Jacobi as a reality TV personality on E! And as a contributor to Instinct Magazine.
“We thought it would be special to give her something with a little meaning behind it,” Jacobi said in a post addressed to Mattel. “What a bummer you don’t make one with two grooms.” The pair’s solution to this dilemma was to purchase a Barbie wedding set in addition to an extra Ken doll, creating a package with a total of two grooms and two flower girls.
An article from Lifesite News reports that the post quickly grabbed the attention of Mattel, with a spokesperson confirming to Good Morning America that the company has extended an invitation to the men for a meeting which will give them an opportunity to discuss their pitch.
“Mattel has been wonderful and we are meeting with the head of Barbie design, their design team and marketing – either next Friday or the first week of January,” Jacobi mentioned to GMA. “Just sorting out travel details and schedules.”
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Source: Christian Headlines