Sobia on Muslimah Media Watch covered the topic very well. Here’s her article.

Sigh. I thought Barbie set up white blonde plastic surguried beauty ideals, well now Desi girls have something more to be insecure about. The whole problem over the doll creators confusing Desis, Muslims, Arabs and God knows what not has been covered by Sobia. I just wanted to add my frustrations about perpetuating a light-skinned beauty ideal among ethnicities where the majority are dark skinned. Perhaps Unilever, maker of Fair and Lovely fairness cream gets a share of the sales from these dolls. – vidyarthi