Pink Coffins with Barbie Images: Barbie Mania Reaches New Heights
A funeral agency in El Salvador has taken Barbie mania to a whole new level by offering pink coffins adorned with Barbie imagery. Following the release of the long-awaited film directed by Greta Gerwig, featuring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the lead roles, the 'Alpha and Omega' funeral agency in Ahuachapan is now offering clients the opportunity to bury their loved ones in brightly pink metal coffins with white linings and golden embellishments, featuring images of the iconic doll, as reported by Associated Press.
This allows you to be a Barbie fan even beyond your final day.
Isaac Villagás, the owner of the funeral agency in Ahuachapan, stated that he had previously offered pink coffins, but the widespread Barbie frenzy prompted him to add linings with doll images.
"I said, 'We must continue this trend,'" remarked the funeral agency owner about the coffins, noting that he has succeeded in doing so.
According to him, these coffins have seen great "success" following the release of the Barbie film in July.
Currently, he has sold 10 Barbie-themed coffins and has no intention of stopping, as "people are asking for it."
It does not mean that all 10 coffins have been used for actual burials - many people in El Salvador purchase prepaid funeral packages for future use.
As a reminder, the 'Barbie' film surpassed $1 billion in worldwide box office collections in just 17 days from its release, making it the fastest such achievement in Warner Bros. film history.
The previous record belonged to 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,' which took 19 days to reach that figure.
Director Greta Gerwig became the first female director whose solo work grossed such an impressive amount, cementing her position as an innovator in the film industry and emphasizing the importance of female representation in the directing sphere.
Following the release of 'Barbie,' a genuine pink Barbie-mania swept the world. Digital services were launched that allowed users to create Barbie-style versions of themselves. However, these services were deemed dangerous in Poland.
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