Because I am, bros n' bitches!
Man Bun Ken is one of several new Ken Dolls Mattel introduced to the world in order to deal with the fact that regular blonde Ken is 80s AF, and no little girl wants to play pretend Barbie sexy fun times with Blaine from Pretty in Pink or the water skier from the Juicy Fruit commercial anymore.
As you can see below, there's also a Justin Bieber, a Bruno Mars, and a Taylor Swift boyfriend with nerd-chic Buddy Holly glasses.
But by FAR--by FAR--the best new Ken is "Man Bun Ken." The creation of Mattel Man Bun Ken™ is the canary in the man bun coal mine. But before the man bun goes the way of Flock of Seagulls hair, let's pretend that Man Bun Ken has a little computer in the back where you can press a button and he says like 10 different man bun things.
Twitter already had kind of a field day with Man Bun Ken, but no one so far--I think--has put words in the mouth of Man Bun Ken other than someone who claimed he looks like he would interrupt her and say "Bernie Would Have Won" which is just . . . MWAH.
Anyway, here are 10 things I think Man Bun Ken would say if he could talk:
1. "There's a great new brunch spot in Silver Lake."
2. "I am CRUSHING Tinder."
3. "OMG. I am SO OLD."
4. "I'm moving to an organic farm for the summer to do their creative."
5. "Please engage with my brand."
6. "I'm DJ'ing at Kompromat tonight." (Kompromat is the name of a made-up bar in Williamsburg)
7. "I'm doing a multi-media performance art installation at Kompromat tonight."
8. "Follow me on Instagram."
9. "I love your aesthetic. It's so authentic."
10. "My hair products are locally-sourced."