Barbie Update: Black and White Dolls Now the Same Price
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When Mattel found out a Louisiana Walmart was selling the dark-skinned Ballerina Theresa doll for a lower price than the light-skinned Ballerina Barbie, the company worked with the store to correct what Mattel spokesperson Michelle Chidoni tells ParentDish was an "error in the tagging."
Chidoni provided ParentDish with an image of the two dolls side by side; both now have a price tag that reads $5.93.
The original photo, which showed Ballerina Theresa selling for $3, while Ballerina Barbie sold for almost twice that amount, was first published on the Web site FunnyJunk; the story was picked up by Guanabee and then by ABC News.
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