Whoopi Goldberg has firmly responded to critics of Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie movie, particularly those with conservative political views. Notable figures like Ben Shapiro and Senator Ted Cruz have voiced their negative opinions about the film, calling it “flaming garbage” and even “Chinese communist propaganda.”
However, Whoopi isn’t having any of it. She dismissed the criticism on The View, reminding everyone that it’s just a movie about a doll, and there’s no reason to make a big deal out of it. She even humorously mentioned that Barbie and Ken don’t have genitalia, so there’s no room for concerns about inappropriate content.
Addressing the critics, Whoopi emphasized that kids watch movies with an innocent perspective and don’t view them through a political lens like adults might. She challenged those who are boycotting the film to explain to their daughters why they won’t be taking them to see it and what they find wrong with Barbie.
Whoopi’s love for Barbie was evident as she proudly showed off her white heels featuring clear bases filled with Barbie doll heads, demonstrating her support for the iconic toy.
Alyssa Farah Griffin, a conservative host on The View, also chimed in, pointing out that the outrage over the Barbie movie is unnecessary and ridiculous. She asserted that people from different political backgrounds enjoyed the movie and praised Greta Gerwig’s talent.
Ultimately, Whoopi reminded everyone that movies serve different purposes, including exploring the real world and imaginary worlds like Barbie’s. The Barbie movie is meant to entertain and provide a good time, so she encouraged people to go see it and not overthink things.
My producers dragged me to see ‘Barbie’ and it was one of the most woke movies I have ever seen. My full review of this flaming garbage heap of a film will be out on my YouTube channel tomorrow at 10am ET. pic.twitter.com/Lptha0p3qx
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 21, 2023