Daryl Hannah’s bizarre Barbie scam fools the media


1 August 2023 | 22:13

Ken doesn’t.

“Splash” star Daryl Hannah, 62, claimed in a YouTube video On Tuesday, Mattel tapped her to announce its “groundbreaking commitment to stop using plastic by 2030.”

However, the Barbie manufacturer does not make this promise. A company spokesman told The Post on Tuesday: “This is a hoax and has nothing to do with Mattel or any of its products.”

The Post has contacted Hannah for a comment.

The eco-activist also announced a fictional line of MyCelia EcoWarrior Barbies, which included dolls inspired by fellow activists Greta Thunberg, Julia Butterfly Hill, Nemonte Nenquimo, Phoebe Plummer and even Hannah herself.

The fake line of dolls included Barbies modeled after popular activists.
Youtube / MyCelia Barbie

These fictional dolls would be produced using sponges and other organic materials, per false advertising.

“Pussy Riot masks sold separately,” the video claimed, referring to the Moscow-based band jailed in 2012 for protesting Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Hannah’s announcement was accompanied by a realistic promotional campaign that launched early Tuesday, including press releases and fake but still apparently authentic Mattel websitesas well as MyCelia Barbie accounts across major social media platforms.

Daryl Hannah claimed that the fake EcoWarrior Barbie would be made from compostable materials.
Youtube / MyCelia Barbie

Washington Times even published an article about the announcement – only to later publish one editorial note revealed that it was confused by the scam.

“I am honored to join Mattel in their visionary efforts to create a better world through play,” said Hannah herself told People in a since-removed article.

The video was uploaded to MyCelia Barbie’s YouTube channel, which was presumably created to make the announcement seem real.
Youtube / MyCelia Barbie

“Barbie has changed in many ways since I was a girl, but underneath the surface she is still toxic. Now, when she’s done being used, instead of lingering forever as a poison, Barbie will be able to return to earth, like all living things. I am thrilled to be a part of this exciting journey,” she added.

Tuesday night, the “Kill Bill” actress posted a bizarre video message from two unidentified members of the “Barbie Liberation Organization” to her Instagram.

“This is a message to Mattel and all other companies: Stop making plastic crap,” two young voices said into a microphone as Hannah obscured their faces.

Hannah continued to post about the fake message until Tuesday night.
My Celia Barbie

“You are destroying our future. Stop pinkwashing your environmental crimes,” the people added.

“I love animals. I love the planet,” a voice continued. “Don’t take them away from us. I think adults should just stop messing with our future.”

The youngsters concluded in unison, “Barbie’s liberation organization has spoken.”

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