Mattel, Sports Illustrated launch 'unapologetic' campaign

Updated: Thursday, February 13 2014, 11:36 PM EST
Mattel, Sports Illustrated launch
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Two brands that have been criticized for contributing to unhealthy expectations of beauty in girls say they're not sorry.

#unapologetic is a promotional campaign spurred by Mattel ahead of the 50th anniversary edition of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue.

Barbie graces the cover, in a new version of the black and white swimsuit she wore when introduced in 1959.

The campaign has sparked a fresh round of criticism across social media, with many people saying it's taking the objectification of women to new heights.
Mattel, Sports Illustrated launch 'unapologetic' campaign
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