Target lowered the price of an African American Barbie doll after a concerned father pointed out it cost twice as much as the white version.
Warren Johnson tweeted to complain after noticing that while the white Barbie Fashion Design Maker doll was on sale for $US23.49, the black version cost $US49.99.
“When my daughter asked the question, ‘Why is the black doll more expensive than the white doll?’ I really didn’t have an answer for her,” Johnson told WCPO in Cincinnati.
After Johnson and WCPO contacted Target, the company apologised for the error and lowered the price of the African American Barbie.
Today, both Barbies are on sale for $US20.99.
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