Barbie's always been the girl-next-door type. The cheerleader, prom queen or farmer's daughter you'd bring home to meet your folks. Definitely not the kind of girl you would want to dominate you with nipple clamps.

That's probably why people are up in arms about Mattel's new "Black Canary Barbie," which comes equipped with fishnets, a motorcycle jacket, black gloves and boots. Protesters claim the doll looks like she's sporting an S&M outfit, and are looking to block its September release.

Though Mattel claims the new Barbie is modeled after the DC comic superhero Black Canary, a U.K. religious group Christian Voice said: "Barbie has always been on the tarty side and this is taking it too far. A children's doll in sexually suggestive clothing is irresponsible -- it's filth."

Questions Raised: Should Mattel further infuriate protesters by creating Ball-Gag Ken?

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