Outrage over Miss Bumbum 'Barbie' with 'authentic Brazilian curves'
The £7 toy, in a yellow swimsuit and high heels, has been created by Brazil’s Miss Bumbum beauty pageant.
The plastic doll's bottom would be a huge 40in round in real life – just three inches smaller than Kim Kardiashian’s.
Brazil’s biggest beauty pageant claim it has “authentic Brazilian curves”.
The booty-full doll comes complete with the skimpy yellow and green swimsuit which will be worn by contestants in this year’s “best bottom” competition.
Makers say they have already been inundated with pre-orders.
But critics have slammed it, saying it could cause body image disorders.
Sara Winter, a candidate for federal deputy in this year’s elections, said: “This is really serious.
“A bottom that big is almost impossible to achieve without surgery.”
Ms Winter, from the Sao Frei Galvao Pro Life House in Rio de Janeiro, said the group has ordered lawyers to draft a ‘cease-and-desist’ order to the Miss Bumbum organisation, or face legal action.
They are also planning to write an open letter to the competition signed by prominent Brazilians demanding that production of the dolls be stopped “for the wellbeing of our children”.
Lenise Borges, a professor of social psychology and feminist said: “I’m completely scandalised. It is perverse.”
Cacau Oliver, the founder of the Miss Bumbum franchise said that “my public are not children.”
He also called on Brazilian women to stop trying to copy Kim Kardashian’s 43inch butt saying they were “unsightly”.
He appealed for them to be more “patriotic”.
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