Barbie Caskets Are A Thing Now; Could The Fad Hit Louisiana?
Barbie is hot right now! Well, she's been hot since she was first introduced at the New York Toy Fair in 1959, but it's the new "Barbie" movie we're talking about here.
According to the website, axios.com, Barbie continues to dominate at the box office.
"Barbie" continued as the top film globally for the second weekend in a row, pulling in over $122 million outside of the U.S., for a worldwide haul of $215 million in its second weekend. "Barbie" has earned nearly $775 million globally, making it one of the highest-grossing films of the year.
Due to the extreme popularity of the movie, it would appear that everything has gone pink as of late. Even Louisiana's legal king of the billboards, attorney Gordon McKernan.
And now the latest to attempt to take advantage of this pop culture phenomenon is literal death.
Believe it or not, there are some people choosing to be buried in pink "Barbie" themed caskets.
South of the border in Mexico, the Olivares Funeral Home is now offering these caskets affording the recently deceased the opportunity to "Rest Like Barbie."
The trend might have some legs as the theme is also catching on in some other Latin American countries including El Salvador.
Is this going too far? Or the better question could be, could this idea continue to spread and the possibility exist that sometime in the very near future, the funeral you attend for your favorite aunt in Louisiana, include a pink casket with "Ken" giving the eulogy?
Scary isn't it?
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