Mattel recently released a Game Developer Barbie in efforts to break gender stereotypes in the STEM industry; but one thing the toy company failed to do was feature the doll in different ethnicities. The only available option was a White doll with red hair. After noticing this while picking up a doll for his wife who is a Black game developer, Marcus Montgomery was prompted to come up with a solution of his own.

Montgomery, who is a game developer himself, purchased an African-American doll, donned it in Game Developer Barbie’s clothes, and gifted it to his wife for her birthday. He then took to Facebook to post a photo of the doll, along with the caption, “As many of you know, my wife is a hard-working game developer. And when she heard there was a Game Developer Barbie out she went to buy one. They only came in one skin tone. So she didn’t buy one. I fixed the problem #‎wearegamedevs #‎husbandpoints #‎diversityingames.”  

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PHOTO: When Marcus Montgomerys wife Lisette could only find the Game Developer Barbie in one skin tone, he made his own to gift her.


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