Outrage Over Muslim Barbie Wearing Hijab, Doll Modeled After Muslim Olympian

The toy company Mattel is rolling out a new Muslim Barbie doll that wears an hijab and is modeled on Ibtihaj Muhammad, a U.S. Olympian fencer who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics.

Muhammad told PEOPLE:

I think it’s revolutionary for Barbie to take a stand in this moment that we’re in—and I would say, as a country, to have a doll wear a hijab and be the first of its kind.

Muhammad tweeted her thanks to Mattel:

However, the Friendly Atheists notes that some people on Twitter were outraged:

(Sources: Newsweek, Friendly AtheistPEOPLE,  Ibtihaj Muhammad/Twitter, Photo Credit: Mattel)

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