If you've been reading, you know I was somewhat shocked at the news that Barbie had a Sugar Daddy Ken. (As a child of the 70's, I thought Barbie earned that plane the old fashioned way, right?)
Well, I can rest easy. A Mattel company spokeswoman clarified to the New York Post:
"And before anyone thinks the "Sugar Daddy" title refers to an older man with a younger lover, Mattel says that there's a much more innocent explanation.
"The little dog's name is actually Sugar," said the Mattel spokeswoman. "That's where the name comes from. He's Sugar's daddy, as a reference to the dog."
Remember the Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken? Click if you need a refresher:
Well, that makes much more sense, right?
Mattel also went on to explain that "The 'Sugar Daddy' Ken was created thanks to popular demand from Mattel's Barbie adult enthusiasts, who wanted a Ken doll that could hold his own as part of the already popular Barbie Fashion Model Collection"
Something tells me this is the closest Mattel may ever come to saying what we're all thinking.
And I say, good on Mattel for being...out spoken and fabulous with this new Ken.
...even if I DO question his fashion sense. I mean, lime GREEN?