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Shakira Says Her Sons “Absolutely Hated” Barbie: “They Felt It Was Emasculating”

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Shakira says her sons 'absolutely hated' Barbie: 'They found it disheartening'


Shakira (L), Margot Robbie in Barbie.(politeness: YouTube)

New Delhi:

Shakira, in a recent interview with the To tempt magazine shared what she thought of Greta Gerwig’s global hit BarbieThe pop star revealed that her sons Milan, 11, and Sasha, 9, with ex-partner and footballer Gerard Pique, “hated” the film. Shakira said: “My sons absolutely hated it. They found it discouraging. And to some extent I agree. I’m raising two boys. I want them to feel powerful too when they respect women. I love of pop culture as it seeks to empower women without robbing men of their ability to be men, to also protect and provide. I believe in giving women all the tools and the confidence that we can do it all without our essence, without losing our femininity.”

Shakira added, “I think men have a purpose in society and women also have another purpose. We complement each other, and that complement should not be lost.” She added: ‘Just because a woman can do anything doesn’t mean she should. Why not share the burden with people who deserve to bear it, who also have a duty to bear it?’

Barbie explores the themes of patriarchy and power dynamics. By Greta Geriwg Barbie, Ryan Gosling’s Ken transforms Barbieland into a “Kendom” with his newfound power and stereotypes about masculinity after he discovers the concept of patriarchy in the real world. He calls it Mojo Dojo Casa House. Afterwards, Barbieland witnesses a revolution of sorts, as Margot and her friends fight to regain their power.

Barbiestarring Margot Robbie in the title role and Ryan Gosling as Ken, received eight Oscar nominations at this year’s Academy Awards and also won Best Original Song for What was I made for? by Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell. The film broke all box office records when it was released last July, despite clashing with Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimerstarring Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr and Emily Blunt in central roles.

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