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Plus Size Barbie Debate

Updated: Friday, December 27 2013, 12:42 PM EST
The image of a "plus-size" Barbie is sparking debate on a plus-size modeling Facebook page.

The page posted an artist's version of the popular doll with a double-chin and curvaceous figure and asked its fans to vote on whether the version should be marketed in stores.

"Should toy companies start making Plus Sized Barbie dolls?" the page posed to its followers in a December 18 post.

By Friday morning the question had received nearly 5,000 comments and almost 40,000 "likes."

The image was originally posted in an illustration contest on The Barbie image was created by artist bakalia and won a 2011 contest called "Feeding Time 9."

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