Matador Barbie (Mattel, 1999)
Since Barbie’s introduction in 1959, the girl has had an incredibly varied career.
In 1999 she “decided” to become a Matador (bullfighter). Though there was nothing dangerous about the doll, the public was not in favor of the endorsement by Mattel of the Spanish “sport,” in which bulls are ritually slaughtered after much taunting and provocation. Mattel “fired” Barbie from
her bullfighting job in 2000.