You Will Soon Be Able To Buy A Mattel Hijab Barbie In Stores And Twitter Is Obsessed

Better late then never

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The American toy manufacturing company Mattel has just announced a hijab barbie and the internet is LOVING it.

The barbie is modelled on American fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, she's dressed in fencing gear and a hijab and will be available for purchase from 2018.

The announcement was made yesterday

And Twitter users are loving the news

Will be in stores in 2018

And people are already hoping to pre-purchase

In honour of Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad - a member of the American fencing team and the first woman to wear a hijab competing for the US

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Casey Fitzgerald

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