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Iran Shuts Down Sales Of Barbie Dolls, Calls Barbie Trojan Horse

Police have closed down dozens of toy shop for selling Barbie dolls, part of a decades-long crackdown on signs of Western culture in Iran, the semiofficial Mehr news agency reported Friday.

Mehr quoted an unnamed police official as saying police confiscated Barbie dolls from toy shops in Tehran in a “new phase” of its crackdown against “manifestations of Western culture.”A ban on the sale of Barbie dolls, designed to look like young Western women, was imposed in the mid-1990s.In 1996, a government-backed children’s agency called Barbie a “Trojan horse” sneaking in Western influences like makeup and revealing clothes.

Iran calls Barbie Doll Trojan Horse sneaking in  more Western culture.

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