Mattel takes heat for issuing 'Mexico Barbie'

April 10, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Toy company Mattel is taking heat for a new Barbie doll. She's "Mexico Barbie" and part of the "Dolls of the World" collection.

She features a pink ruffled dress, lined with bright colors. However, her accessories are being called into question.

She has a Chihuahua, which some critics online have called stereotypical. She also has a passport which one Latina blogger said was inappropriate because of immigration issues in the U.S.

Mattel responded, saying she's one of 100 dolls all with regional animals and passports.