Barbie Music producer Mark Ronson isn’t here for Bill Maher’s version of Greta Gerwig’s billion-dollar hit.
Ronson, who oversaw the Barbie soundtrack album and also co-produced and co-wrote several of the film’s standout songs, including “I’m Just Ken,” took to social media Tuesday to share his thoughts on the talk show host who rated the “preacher, man” movie. hate and a #ZombieLie.”
“We come to this place for the magic”, Ronson started a tweet, mimicking the infamous Nicole Kidman ad. “We come to AMC theaters to laugh, to cry, to worry… and to furiously Google ‘Mattel board setup’ while others are trying to enjoy fucking great comedy.”
Ronson, who won a 2019 Academy Award for best original song, reacted to Maher’s four-paragraph tweet posted Wednesday. He Real time host typing that Barbie It ended up being what I expected, even though I hoped it wasn’t.
“Okay ‘Barbie’: I was hoping it wasn’t a preachy, man-hating, #ZombieLie; unfortunately, it was all three,” Maher wrote. “What is a zombie lie? Something that was never true, but certain people refuse to stop saying it (tax cuts for the rich increase income, for example); Or something that USED to be true but isn’t true anymore, but certain people pretend it’s still true. ‘Barbie’ is this kind of #ZombieLie.”
He went on to address parts of the film, which are, heads up, a bit of a spoiler, explaining that when Barbie (Margot Robbie) and Ken (Ryan Gosling) approach the Mattel dashboard in the real world, it consists of 12 white men.
“Mattel’s actual board is a pretty close mirror of the country, where 45% of the 449 board seats were filled last year in Fortune 500 companies were women”, he continued. “The truth is that I am not the one who is out of step, I live in the year in which we live. Barbie is fun, I enjoyed it, but she IS a #ZombieLie. And the people who disagree with the zombie lies didn’t take a red pill, they just stayed true to CURRENT reality.”
Maher joins Ben Shapiro and Elon Musk who have shared negative views of Gerwig. Barbie.