Mattel Releases Ken Doll With a Man Bun

Welcome to 2017, my friends! 

We get that Mattel occasionally needs to update Barbie and her doll friends, but did they have to give Ken a man bun? 

One of several new Kens sports the polarizing hairstyle, while another has cornrows. (The latter Ken is black, in case your cultural-appropriation alarm just went off, and there's also a dad-bod Ken.) 

So what’s next for Ken's ever-evolving look? “We want to do beards,” Robert Best, senior director of Barbie Design, tells The L.A. Times. “Facial hair is definitely a thing.

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