‘Hijab Barbie’ could be coming next

No matter how many progressive demands one caves to, it is never enough.

On the heels of toy giant Mattel‘s announcement that it would produce a more politically correct line of Barbie dolls in various shapes, sizes and skin colors an Instagram user said she wants more.

Nigerian native, Haneefah Adam, 24, has called for the company to be more diverse by introducing a Barbie doll wearing a hijab or, as she called it, Hijarbie, MIC reported.

Who loves a tutu skirt as much as I do! ?

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Adam produced all of the clothing and hijabs for the dolls by herself and then took pictures and uploaded them to her Instagram account.

“It got me thinking about how I’d actually like to see a doll dressed up like I would have — covered up,” she told Mic. “I was mulling about the idea for about three months while I was still studying for my master’s degree in the U.K. When I got back to Nigeria, I went to the mall, purchased a doll, dressed it up, documented it and here we are.”

The #LBD (Long Black Dress). Staple in every wardrobe. #abaya #hijarbiestyle #hijabfashion #hijarbie

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#hijabstyle #maxiskirt #hijabfashion #instafashion

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The account which started a few week ago has amassed nearly 5,000 followers.

“I want them to be inspired — this is about having an alternative and creating an awareness of having toys that adopts your religion and culture and in your own likeness, which at the end of the day, leads to an improvement in self-esteem,” she said.

Mustard yellow and burgundy. Dabbling into jewel tones #Hijarbie #instafashion #hijabfashion #hijarbiestyle

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Hey there! #Hijarbie #hijabfashion #hijabmuslim #hijarbiestyle

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“It’s important to create a sense of value in the Muslim child, especially the girl child,” she added. “They become more confident, more driven, they believe more in themselves, which leads to an appreciation of herself and her modest lifestyle and upbringing.”

The lovely @withloveleena !! #hijarbie #LadyInRed #hijarbiestyle #hijabfashion

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Yeah that might work.

Or, you could treat women as equals.

Have an amazing day filled with sunshine and love! ?? #Hijarbie #hijarbiestyle #hijabfashion

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Carmine Sabia Jr started his own professional wrestling business at age 18 and went on to become a real estate investor. Currently he is a pundit who covers political news and current events.
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