Barbie And Ken head for Splitsville: If they can't make it What hope is there for us!!!
2/13/2004 3:18 PM
Byline: Mike Cunningham
Ben and J-Lo have split. And NOW This. Who''s Next? Kermit and Miss Piggy? Bert and Ernie?
Mattel has announced that Barbie and Ken have split after 43 years of being a couple. I read this on the same day San Francisco starts marrying Gay couples, Like Phyliss Lyon and Del Martin who have been a couple for 51 years. It is a weird day in a America when you can count on two lesbians to have a stronger relationship than a fictional relationship between 2 inanimate objects.
I'm not sure if America is a better place today or worse because of this? Maybe Barbie was sick of hearing about Ken's hard day at work. Or maybe Ken was tired of funding all of her trips in the Camper or the paying for the Luxury Dream House. I don't know. But somehow my faith in Pop Culture relationships have been shaken. Who am I to worry about next? Pam Anderson and Kid Rock? Jay-z and Beyonce? Snoop Dogg and his hoe of the week?
The toy company's press release however assures us that, Barbie and Ken will "remain friends". Yes, this is a good idea. While Barbie's new beau will have to deal with her complaining "Ken and I used to do this or that", Ken will have to listen to late night phone calls about "although the sex is really good, my new boyfriend doesn't understand me like you do." I look for Ken to be entering some "Barbie Dream Rehab" while Barbie ventures on the "Barbie Cruise Ship" looking for a latin lover.