A top Iranian judiciary official warned Monday against the “destructive” cultural and social consequences of importing Barbie dolls and other Western toys.

The man said in an official letter to the Iranian government that Barbie and other Western toys were a “danger” that needed to be stopped.

In 1996, the head of an Iranian government-backed children’s agency called Barbie a “Trojan horse” sneaking in Western influences such as makeup and revealing clothes.

The official called Barbie a “social danger,”

“The irregular importation of such toys, which unfortunately arrive through unofficial sources and smuggling, is destructive culturally and a social danger.”

“The displays of personalities such as Barbie, Batman, Spiderman and Harry Potter … as well as the irregular importation of unsanctioned computer games and movies are all warning bells to the officials in the cultural arena.”

Barbie is sold wearing swimsuits and miniskirts in an Iranian society where women must wear head scarves in public and men and women are not allowed to swim together.


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3 Responses to “DEATH TO AMERICA”

  1. ian in hamburg Says:

    Feminists don’t like Barbie either. Uh-oh, maybe there’s a connection? 😉

  2. Eliana Says:

    But how could any one hate BARBIE? I mean, I guess this makes some valid points, but come-on!

  3. Barbie games Says:

    Dress up BARBIE and play collection of flash games featuring Barbie doll and her friends. Makeover games for little girls with clothes and shoes for online dolls. Enjoy the game with barbie.

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