What Ken thinks: The inner life of a beautiful eunuch

Barbie’s feminist, identity-fluid boyfriend is having unsettling private thoughts

Multiracial Ken: Mattel has released 15 new dolls – all named Ken –  in his “most diverse line-up to date”, starting with two new “broad” and “slim” body types. Photograph: Mattel/PA Wire

Multiracial Ken: Mattel has released 15 new dolls – all named Ken – in his “most diverse line-up to date”, starting with two new “broad” and “slim” body types. Photograph: Mattel/PA Wire

Ken Carson is having a mini-midlife crisis. He’s 56 years old, and he’s started wearing his hair in a man bun which, he thinks, looks hot with his fake tan and ripped-denim board shorts.

Ken recently decided he needed to be more hip. He’s always been quite right-on, even if not everyone knew that about him. To his chagrin, a lot of people dismiss him as a bit of arm candy in an endless procession of perfectly tailored clothes of unmatched quality.

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