Kirstie Alley bashes new Barbie dolls: 'bring back 1965'

Barbies Now Come in Curvy, Petite and Tall — Like Real People

While many think it's overdue for Mattel to manufacture Barbies of varying body types, at least one actress isn't happy about the doll's recently announced transformation.

Kirstie Alley took to Twitter Thursday morning to ask the world, "are we seriously going to imply that BARBIE needs to be taken seriously? Jeez bring back 1965 where BARBIE just looked like freak!"

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On Thursday, toy company Mattel unveiled a new lineup of Barbies, which includes three different body types: petite, tall and curvy. Each is an actual Barbie -- so, not just a friend -- and is also available in different skin and hair-color combinations. Many even have a flatfooted option, for those women who don't wear heels every waking moment.

"Will they change the world?"documentarian Rory Kennedy, one of the collaborators, asked herself. "No. But it's relevant for little girls to see a doll that looks like them."

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Kirstie Alley bashes new Barbie dolls: 'bring back 1965'
Are we seriously going to imply that BARBIE needs to be taken seriously? Jeez bring back 1965 where BARBIE just looked like freak
Petite @Barbies tells my daughter her tiny friend is beautiful. Tall skinny barbie tells my daughter her super tall friend is pretty.
So we want our kids to move but let's have fat barbie dolls to make kids feel ok for being fat? How about parents instill confidence in kids
Curvy Barbie? She represents the first institutional voice to ever tell me my body type is pretty *now*, not in some golden past.
That this is an actual Barbie in 2016 is SO LIT.
So happy to see @Barbie trending & even happier to see why #TheDollEvolves
As a father, I think its v. cool & I don't need to see "dad bod Ken." Was never about that poor sap anyway. #Barbie
It's great that Barbie comes in different sizes, but the "curvy" Barbie just looks like a normal-sized girl to me
Ladies: it's not ur responsibility to be beautiful 4 others. Ur existence should never be equated to how desirable someone finds u. #Barbie
barbies teach young girls what's beautiful. so how about we be realistic? teach black girls to love their NATURAL hips.
Re the new #Barbie sizes and shapes!Thank God every little girl won't think they're fat if they don't look like a Barbie Doll!
What a powerful moment and this is just the beginning... #TheDollEvolves #Barbie

Alley, however, disagrees and recalls a time when Barbies were not considered role models for young girls.

"I'm glad I was raised in the 50's when a doll was an object, not a role model, & boys could call me a cootie without going to the principal," she tweeted.

See her tweets below:

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