Youtube and Onlyfans star Trisha Paytas shocked the online world this week when she announced the name of her new daughter: Malibu Barbie. A clear homage to the popular doll created by toymaker giant Mattel Inc. in 1959.
“She has arrived. Meet our daughter, Malibu Barbie Paytas-Hacmon. Born 09.14.22.”, Paytas announced across her social media channels.
While some people were supportive, the Youtuber received a lot of backlash criticizing the name choice and considering a “burden” she would have to carry for the rest of her life. One reply with over two thousand likes asked: “Please tell me you did not curse your child with the name Malibu Barbie“.
Malibu Barbie is known as the most iconic doll of the “Barbie” toy line. According to the official Mattel site: “In 1971” Malibu Barbie debuted with a new face sculpt, including the addition of an open smile with pearly white teeth, and, thanks to the groundswell of the feminist movement and female empowerment, her sparkling blue eyes faced-forward for the first time. Malibu Barbie was the ultimate surfer girl- suntanned with long, straight hair.
Who is Trisha Paytas and what is she known for?
Trisha Paytas is an American YouTuber and singer. Paytas’s YouTube channel consists of a wide variety of content including lifestyle-oriented vlogs, music videos, and mukbangs. As of this summer, she had accumulated roughly 5.15 million subscribers and 1 billion lifetime views.
In Fall of 2019, Paytas came out as a transgender man online, but denied wanting to change her pronouns. She was heavily criticized for this due to having previously self-identified as a “chicken nugget”, “clearly in a facetious manner. In a 2021 interview, she said that when she came out as transgender in 2019, she “didn’t have the vocabulary to describe it at the time.” Two months later, Paytas released a video on her main YouTube channel, in which she discussed her previous gender confusion and confirmed her non-binary identity once again. She has since changed her pronouns to she/they.