Shakira’s Polarizing Review of ‘Barbie’ Sends Internet Into Frenzy

02nd April, 2024

In a recent interview, Colombian singer Shakira ignited a heated discussion on social media by sharing her thoughts on the blockbuster film Barbie. She revealed that her sons, Milan, 11, and Sasha, 9, disliked the movie, finding it “emasculating.” Shakira acknowledged their perspective, stating, “My sons absolutely hated it. They felt that it was emasculating. And I agree, to a certain extent.”

Expressing her desire for her sons to feel powerful while still respecting women, Shakira emphasized the importance of empowering women without belittling men. She highlighted the value of pop culture as a platform for achieving this balance, saying, “I believe in giving women all the tools and the trust that we can do it all without losing our essence, without losing our femininity.”

Shakira emphasized the complementary roles of men and women in society, stating, “We complement each other, and that complement should not be lost.”

Following the singer’s comments, reactions on social media varied. While some fans defended Shakira’s perspective, others criticized her remarks. One fan praised Shakira’s stance, stating, “Shakira nailed the Barbie movie. She’ll probably now face pressure to apologize for this but she shouldn’t. Civilizations die when you emasculate men.”

However, not all responses were supportive. Another commenter expressed disappointment, stating, “Women don’t owe femininity to anyone, not even themselves… what an awful take. disappointing.”