Some characters are iconic, and two of them are Barbie and Ken. However, it was high time that the iconic characters diversified, and on Tuesday, Mattel announced that new Ken dolls were coming alongside new Barbies as part of Mattel's Barbie's Fashionista Collection. The new collection features seven new body types and 11 new hairstyles in total. The move is a great way to diversify the line of dolls and should be applauded. It seems, though, that Twitter is particularly enamored of one doll in particular.
Within Mattel's new launch, one of the latest additions was a particular Ken doll who's hairstyle made quite the splash. One of the new dolls most definitely has a man bun, and if you're not familiar with the man bun craze, it's essentially a man who choses to rock a bun. It's become practically synonymous with millenial guys, and it's now driven Twitter into a frenzy.
While there are new hair colors and textures for the "Next Gen Ken" dolls, no one can get enough of man bun Ken. In fact author Stephen King and actor Zach Braff are just two of the famous people who have weighed on Mattel's latest hair choice for Ken. While the celebrity reactions are priceless, they're not the only ones with opinions. In fact, it seems everyone has one and Twitter is lit.
Barbie's bff, Ken, now comes with a man bun or cornrows. You go with your bad self, Kenny.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 20, 2017
Clearly, Stephen King is a fan.
Man-bun Ken doll just interrupted me to tell me that Bernie would have won. pic.twitter.com/Mnu8pAXV7F— summer goth (@NicCageMatch) June 20, 2017
Others are drawing less favorable but still hilarious comparisons.
I introduce to you the new Ken doll-with a man bun. This is the last sign. Jesus is coming soon. Get right with God! pic.twitter.com/29zTt1Rt5E— Lloyd Legalist (@LloydLegalist) June 21, 2017
Could Ken be a harbinger of end times?
there's a new Ken doll with a man bun? WHY ISN'T HE HOLDING AN AVOCADO?! pic.twitter.com/I0ghHXBmSK— Chloe Yester (@choyesterday) June 20, 2017
Who doesn't want an avocado accessory?
Does the new man bun Ken doll also come with a tiny vape? pic.twitter.com/OoBf1mDRTA— Lord Single Malt (@Singlemaltfiend) June 20, 2017
Leo? Is that you?
If Barbie can have hair to her ankles *and* crimp it, Ken can have his man bun. But he needs a romphim to match her trippy dress. pic.twitter.com/GAqgm3yGSz— ᴺᴬᵀᴬᴸᴵᴺᴬ (@sim_life_lina) June 20, 2017
But hey, Ken is entitled to his hairstyle choices.
Is it weird that I find the new Ken doll, with a man bun, attractive?— Jazzie (@jazzieandcats) June 20, 2017
Some, however, seem genuinely pleased about the choice.
If you can't get enough of man bun Ken, it may be time for you to join the Twitter party. If the newly designed Ken has taught us anything, it's that everyone has a lot of feelings about man buns.