Shakira triggers left when sharing her two boys take on ’emasculating’ Barbie film

Singer and songwriter Shakira has stirred up massive controversy with her critical take on the movie “Barbie.”

Speaking with Allure magazine for a profile published this week, Shakira slammed the film for emasculating men.

“My sons absolutely hated it,” she began. “They felt that it was emasculating. And I agree, to a certain extent. I’m raising two boys. I want ’em to feel powerful too [while] respecting women. I like pop culture when it attempts to empower women without robbing men of their possibility to be men, to also protect and provide.”

“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. I think that men have a purpose in society and women have another purpose as well. We complement each other, and that complement should not be lost,” she added.

The interviewer then asked, “Just because a woman can do it all doesn’t mean she should?”

“Why not share the load with people who deserve to carry it, who have a duty to carry it as well?” Shakira responded.

Her words triggered two distinct responses. The first response was anger and yelping from mainly leftists.


The second response, this one mainly from conservatives, was one of praise and respect.

“#Shakira point of view re #Barbie movie comes very natural to Hispanic women,” Fox News’ Rachel Campos-Duffy tweeted. “We are a culture of confident, hard-working women who fully embrace their femininity & maternal role (largest % of stay at home moms) while loving men & desiring for them to flourish within their masculinity and provide for their families. The sexes were designed by God to be complimentary. ❤️”

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What would the director of “Barbie” think about Shakira’s words? She’d probably be against them as well.

After the film dropped last year, director Greta Gerwig claimed she saw the men around her sobbing when one of the film’s characters, Gloria (played by America Ferrera), delivered a speech about the double standards that women face every day.

“When America was giving her beautiful speech, I was just sobbing, and then I looked around and I realized everybody’s crying on the set. The men are crying, too, because they have their own speech they feel they can’t ever give, you know?” she said.

“And they have their twin tightrope, which is also painful. There’s something about some of these structures that are just, you know, ‘Somebody make me stop!’ That’s sort of, I suppose, the feeling behind Ken,” she added.

Vivek Saxena


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