With an emerging Plus-Size Modeling market in North America, & even full figured women like "Adele", & Susan Boyle topping charts everywhere. The answer to the question "Is the world ready for a Plus-Size Barbie?" = "YES". The reason their is controversy is due to the fact that the mock-up of the doll is a poor representation. Let's be real, not all women look like barbie, so their should be a more aesthetically pleasing version of the doll.