We all know the hit song ‘Barbie Girl’ by Aqua – it’s a huge classic.
Whenever the doll has been discussed in pop-culture, the hit bop often comes up too. Especially after the hit new movie, Barbie set to be released this month;
However, fans are now realizing that the meaning behind the lyrics might not be as innocent as first thought…
The 1997 hit starts with a short introduction between Barbie and Ken. The lyrics continue “I’m a Barbie girl, in the Barbie world. Life in plastic, it’s fantastic.
“You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere. Imagination, life is your creation.”
A little disturbing, considering this is supposedly a children’s song about a doll. Barbie appears to be talking to Ken and telling him to ‘undress her everywhere’…
So, things already off to a questionable start, however they take an even more disturbing turn.
The next section of the song reads:
“I’m a blond bimbo girl in a fantasy world.
“Dress me up, make it tight, I’m your dolly. Kiss me here, touch me there, hanky panky.”
‘Bimbo’ clearly a very problematic word, never mind the rest of that sentence…
With over 1.2 billion views on YouTube at the time of writng, just think about how many children have heard these lyrics.
Next, the words read: “Make me walk, make me talk, do whatever you please. I can act like a star, I can beg on my knees.”
An inappropriate and disturbing lyric for a children’s song, to say the least. Ken then says:
“Come jump in, bimbo friend, let us do it again. Hit the town, fool around, let’s go party.”