— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 20, 2017
Mattel has gifted the world (not really, you have to buy them) with 15 new Ken dolls because it’s time for DIVERSITY and frankly Barbie needs more options. A few of the new Kens were guests of “Good Morning America” on Tuesday and it was announced that the Ken squad is available in three different body types (slim, broad and original), seven different skin tones and with nine different hairstyles.
One of the hairstyles is a man-bun.
Barbie's bff, Ken, now comes with a man bun or cornrows. You go with your bad self, Kenny.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 20, 2017
Stephen King was all “you do you boo.” But not everyone has been as accepting.
All anyone can talk about are the man-buns.
New Ken doll has a man-bun. Climbing back into bed. pic.twitter.com/AiuPUxS7hM
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) June 20, 2017
Zach Braff couldn’t face a world where Ken has a man-bun, so he went back to bed.
Somehow Leonardo DiCaprio got dragged into the conversation.
Does the new man bun Ken doll also come with a tiny vape? pic.twitter.com/OoBf1mDRTA
— Lord Single Malt (@Singlemaltfiend) June 20, 2017
And really, it’s not a conversation; it’s a bash on the man-bun Ken-versation.
Man-bun Ken thinks having a mother makes him a feminist pic.twitter.com/mW5tOavC6G
— Ziwe (@ziwe) June 20, 2017
Man-bun Ken is being ridiculed for his lifestyle choices.
Man bun Ken knows you want to learn how he makes artisanal kombucha in his bathtub. pic.twitter.com/EukkRdcD31
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) June 21, 2017
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His sensitivity is being dragged through the mud.
man-bun ken doll just replied to your "men are trash" tweet saying "not all men" pic.twitter.com/JJlyA5rlmO
— ellery (@elleryschneider) June 20, 2017
He’s being depicted as privileged and needy.
— David (@Dreams_on_Paper) June 20, 2017
It’s assumed that he’s man-bun-splaining whenever he voices an opinion.
Man-bun Ken doll just interrupted me to tell me that Bernie would have won. pic.twitter.com/Mnu8pAXV7F
— summer goth (@NicCageMatch) June 20, 2017
Where is this tirade of hate coming from?
Someone needs to tell Mattel that Hipster Ken's man bun should be greasier due to his belief that hygiene is a social construct.
— Rob (@T__X__P) June 20, 2017
I realize we’re talking about a doll here and it all seems like fun and games, but is it really? What is happening to man-bun Ken is appalling. He is being bullied because of his hairstyle and it’s not right.
This is a dangerous road to go down. Have we learned nothing from history?
First they came for the man-buns, and I did not speak out–because I did not have a man-bun.
Then they came for the bearded ones, and I did not speak out–because I did not have a beard.
Then they came for the millennials, and I did not speak out–because I was not a millennial.
Then they came for me, and there was no one left to tweet about it.