Barbie fans may be disappointed to hear that Barbie doesn’t have a girlfriend, contrary to what Twitter would have you believe.
An old Instagram photo from Barbie’s @BarbieStyle Instagram has resurfaced on Twitter alongside speculation that she has a girlfriend. The photo sees Barbie alongside another animated doll, both wearing ‘Love Wins’ t-shirts— an LGBTQ+ slogan.
The Instagram picture has resurfaced alongside screenshots of a 2017 news article, declaring that Barbie has a girlfriend. Unfortunately, it’s not all it seems.
Barbie doesn’t have a girlfriend
For fans who were hoping that Ken was out of the picture, Barbie unfortunately doesn’t have a girlfriend. The other doll in the picture is in fact a doll version of popular fashion blogger Song of Style, Aimee Song, who created the t-shirts that the Barbie Instagram was promoting.
The caption explains:
“Proud to wear this ‘Love Wins’ shirt with @SongofStyle! Did you know that her exclusive t-shirts benefit different causes and non-profits? Such an inspiring initiative and fabulous few days I have spent with Aimee, she’s a doll!”
With no mention of the blogger being her girlfriend, it’s assumed Barbie is simply an LGBTQ ally. Song of Style even joked about the rumours at the time, captioning her upload: “Me and @BarbieStyle supporting equal rights because #LOVEWINS. Or as some of you have speculated, maybe we’re secretly dating.” Alongside a hug emoji.
It’s unclear whether Aimee Song is a part of the LGBT community either, but in her description of the t-shirts she explained she wanted to create them for her friends who are a part of it.
But, does she have another girlfriend?
So the doll in the viral image might not be Barbie’s girlfriend, but does she have one at all? As of yet, Mattel haven’t spoke of a girlfriend or Barbie being gay, and of course Ken is still in her life.
However, some fans of Barbie’s show have speculated, and hoped, that character Renee could be a potential girlfriend. One fan took the opportunity to share the idea of twitter in light of the rumours.
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