Shakira rips ‘Barbie’ movie, says it was ’emasculating’ for her sons: ‘I absolutely hated it’

Pop symbol Shakira praises the “Barbie” movieAccording to one report, she said her sons “absolutely hated it” and found it “emasculating.”

“I’m raising two boys,” said the star told Lure in a Monday post. “I want them to feel powerful too [while] Respect for women. I like pop culture when it tries to empower women without taking away men’s ability to be men, protect them, and provide for them.”

The singer says she believes in “giving women all the tools and the confidence that they can do anything” without “losing” their femininity.

“My sons absolutely hated it. They found it emasculating. And to a certain extent I agree. I’m raising two boys. I want them to feel powerful too.” [while] Respect for women. “I like pop culture when it tries to empower women without taking away men’s ability to be men, to protect and provide,” she said.

“I believe in giving women all the tools and the confidence that we can do anything without losing our essence, without losing our femininity. I think that men have a purpose in society and women also have a different purpose. We complement each other, and that complement should not be lost.”


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Shakira voices her concerns about the portrayal of men in the Barbie movie, which stars Margot Robbie. (Michael Blackshire/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images and Jason Kempin/Getty Images for MTV)

The article portrayed Shakira as a feminist with some nuance.

“This is part of the Shakira paradox. Women deserve all the power, all the agency, and all the sexuality they choose to embody or express. And yet expecting men to be men does not betray their brand of feminism,” it said.

For example, Shakira challenged the idea that women have to show up and do everything a man can do.

“Just because a woman can do anything doesn’t mean she should,” the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer said. “Why not share the burden with people who deserve to bear it, who also have the duty to bear it?”


The “Barbie” film has drawn both praise and harsh criticism for the portrayal of some of its male characters.

Hollywood critics have praised the film as a stunning “dismantling of toxic masculinity” and a “master’s thesis on feminism,” according to a previous Fox News report.

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Shakira criticized the “Barbie” film as “emasculating.”

“Once an equal parts fascinating and controversial Mattel toy that was both loved and hated – a narrow-waisted, blankly smiling, slender doll designed like a heterosexual male fantasy – is now the complicated feminist symbol of empowerment in Gerwigs hands.” The Wrap wrote. “But we’re not talking about an empty you-girls form of empowerment here. That would be too simplistic for Gerwig, whose articulate and accessible feminism has always been extremely layered and complex.”

However, not every critic praises the film’s supposedly “feminist” agenda. Some claimed it spread politicized messages.

BARBIE STAR SAYS THE FILM TESTS A “HETERONORMATIVE” idea of ​​gender and offers “scathing criticism” of the iconic doll

“The new BARBIE film forgets its core audience of families and children but targets nostalgic adults and promotes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender character stories.” Film guide, a Christian film review website, warned. “The film was also poorly made and had multiple premise, losing even the most die-hard fans.”

Republican lawmakers have sharply criticized the film for a map that appears to confirm Beijing’s dominance in the South China Sea.

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Margot Robbie (R) and Ryan Gosling attend the European premiere of “Barbie” at Cineworld Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom on July 12, 2023. (Wiktor Szymanowicz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


“Although it may just be a Barbie card in a Barbie world, the fact that a cartoonish card scribbled in crayon seems to represent anything [China’s] “Unlawful territorial claims illustrate the pressure Hollywood is under to please CCP censors,” Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., chairman of the House Special Committee on China, told Fox News Digital an earlier report.

“This is another shameful example of Hollywood being in the pocket of Communist China,” agreed Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla. “Not only does it undermine our national security, but it also exposes the film industry’s blatant hypocrisy when it comes to social justice and human rights.”

Fox News’ Kristine Parks, Elizabeth Elkind and Nikolas Lanum contributed to this report.

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