A Mexican Court Has Blocked the Sales of the Controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie Doll 

By Gabriella Paiella@GMPaiella

The Frida Kahlo doll.
The Frida Kahlo doll. Photo: Mattel

Mattel is temporarily blocked from selling its controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll in Mexico.

The Guardian reports that Kahlo’s relatives won a temporary injunction on Thursday, after arguing that the company did not have the rights to use the late artist’s image.

The Frida Kahlo doll was included in an “Inspiring Women” series that was released to coincide with 'International Women’s Day'... 
There was also opposition to both the physical appearance of the doll — which is light-eyed and doesn’t include Kahlo’s signature unibrow — and its symbolism.

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Salma Hayek, who portrayed Kahlo in 2002 film 'Frida' said,
  “Frida Kahlo never tried to be or look like anyone else. 
She celebrated her uniqueness."

Sources The Guardian