A Look Inside Taiwan’s Very Pink, Very Creepy Barbie-Themed Restaurant

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In the heart of Taiwan, there is now an electric-pink Barbie restaurant full of more dead-eyed, busty blondes than the Playboy Mansion. The restaurant, in the heart of Taipei (where Barbies were once manufactured), is fully licensed by Mattel, a company not known for its culinary prowess. Odd that food is on sale here, really, since Barbie's measurements are prime endorsements for anorexia. But eating isn't really the point: It's all about selling dolls! In a move that's probably great for business and horrible for feminism, "The staff who work at the restaurant sport a not-entirely practical uniform of pink Barbie logo T-shirts, matching tutus, Barbie logo armbands and glitter and tiaras on their heads," the Telegraph reports.

Of course, Taiwan is a hotbed of themed restaurants: There's Modern Toilet, where diners can complete the digestive cycle in one simple pitstop, and an airliner-themed restaurant, because food on planes is just so luscious. Watch a quick video of the frightening interior right here (just try to ignore Barbie's vacant, penetrating eyes and the tutu-lined seats). Then check out the slideshow and begin planning your Taiwan vacation!

We have the same outift in our closet.

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The menu is full of healthy choices!

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It's a great date spot.

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Okay. We do like macarons.

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What kind of cocktail do you think you get in a lounge like this?

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Staff members, waving good-bye to their dignity.

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Stunning decor.

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And of course, there's video:

Barbie-Themed Restaurant Opens in Taiwan [Telegraph UK]