Monday, September 28, 2009

Ken=Gay.

(click image) Not that there was much of a debate, but for you former schoolgirls of a certain age who stuck your fingers in your ears and sang "LA-LA-LA-LA" every time somebody proposed that Barbie's "boyfriend" preferred the company of boys, this ad image from the 80s should've/would've defeated you. It's not really the earring, per se, no, it's that fierce lavender vest and matching see-thru mesh shirt. Check and fucking Mate (image via). Previously: Barbie's new friend Negro Francie.

6 Comments:

Anonymous CHECK HER! said...

One can also make the case that Barbie was and continues to be the personification of a surgically enhanced and anorexic, narcissistic, materialistic, plastic LIPSTICK LESBIAN.

2:41 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

True. That.

2:49 PM  
Blogger copywriter said...

He's like a sanitized Billy Idol.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Tasha said...

You know, the only ken I ever had was Figure Skating Ken, so I was already fairly aware that he had some stereotypical gay leanings...

5:34 PM  
Blogger Bryan said...

Ah, yes, Earring Magic Ken. The doll in the package looked different -- instead of that Barbie charm thing hanging from his neck, there was a cock ring. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earring_Magic_Ken

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Paula Zargaj-Reynolds said...

Ken's been out for a long time.

http://pzrservices.typepad.com/vintageadvertising/2008/07/kens-buddy-alla.html

10:35 AM  

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