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Jimmy Kimmel Creates Hilarious ‘Anti-Vaxxer Barbie’

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Jimmy Kimmel Creates Hilarious 'Anti-Vaxxer Barbie'Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube

Jimmy Kimmel mocked anti-vaxxers with the creation of a Barbie doll who ‘doesn’t trust science’.

The television presenter joked about the unfounded beliefs of anti-vaxxers during a segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week, after the leader of an anti-vaccination organisation claimed that drinking your own urine was a better way of fighting COVID than receiving a jab designed to tackle it.

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After laying into anti-vaxxer Christopher Key, Kimmel joked that there was ‘so much stuff you can sell to these anti-vaxxers’, and that Barbie-makers Mattel had capitalised off the non-believers by coming up with a ‘twist on what is probably America’s all-time favourite doll’.

Check it out below:

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The show cut away from Kimmel to play a fake advert for the ‘new doll in town’, with who ‘the fun is contagious’.

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Dressed in t-shirts that read ‘I call my own shots’ and ‘I am not your lab rat’, the ‘anti-vax’ Barbie is described as ‘strong’, ‘independent’ and someone who ‘doesn’t trust science’. She comes with her own computer to do ‘her own research’ into the vaccines – and no doubt come up with some entirely baseless theories in the process.

Two young children playing with the dolls can be heard mimicking anti-vaxxers as they make the dolls say that ‘Bill Gates is the anti-Christ’ and that ‘vaccines have Satan’s blood’, as well as taking their Barbie on a trip to the supermarket where she informs a masked doll that she has a ‘medical condition’ that prevents her from wearing a covering of her own.

Anti-Vax Barbie in supermarket (Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube)Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube

Drawing on the extreme solutions touted by anti-vaxxers and some of the situations they might find themselves in, the ad also sees the Barbie enjoying some horse medicine and being restrained on a plane where she has presumably once again refused to wear a mask.

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The ad explains that the only ‘man-date’ she cares about is with her boyfriend Ken, and that the doll is ‘exclusively available in Florida and Kentucky’. As a final nail in the coffin of anti-vaxxer beliefs, the ad ends with the revelation that a ‘Barbie dream ventilator’ is sold separately, should the doll need it after refusing to receive the vaccine.

Anti-vax barbie restrained on plane (Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube)Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube
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Viewers praised Kimmel for the satirical creation of the anti-vax Barbie, with one responding to the video to say the advert was ‘some high, high quality content’.

Another commented, ‘Haha, the freaking barbie commercial cracked me up!!’

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I think it’s safe to say that we definitely don’t need any toys inspiring children to take on unfounded beliefs, so while there might be a few people tempted by the thought of the anti-vax Barbie, hopefully the doll will never make it to shelves.

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University and went on to contribute to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming Senior Journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news, trending stories and longer form features.

Topics: Film and TV, Anti-Vaxxer, Barbie, Coronavirus, Jimmy Kimmel, vaccine

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