Whoopi Goldberg Defends ‘Barbie’ Movie, Claps Back at Criticism

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Whoopi Goldberg raised up her armor to defend the Barbie film on The View towards harsh criticism from a number of conservatives.

“It’s a film!” Goldberg, 67, mentioned in the course of the Tuesday, July 25, episode of the talk show. “It’s a film a couple of doll!”

The View cohost fired again towards each columnist Ben Shapiro and Senator Ted Cruz’s damaging takes on the 2023 launch. “I assumed y’all could be completely satisfied,” Goldberg continued. “[Barbie] has no genitalia, so there’s no intercourse concerned. Ken has no genitalia, so he can’t — it’s a doll film! And the youngsters comprehend it’s colourful and it’s Barbie.”

Goldberg’s feedback had been in response to Shapiro, 39, calling Barbie “one of the crucial woke films I’ve ever seen,” via Twitter on Friday, July 21. Shapiro teased that his evaluate for the “flaming rubbish heap of a movie” could be obtainable on his YouTube channel.

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Margot Robbie as Barbie in ‘Barbie.’
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Cruz, in the meantime, claimed the film is “Chinese language communist propaganda by which the Chinese language are asserting sovereignty over the whole thing of the South China Sea,” throughout an interview with The Daily Signal revealed on July 16.

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The politician, 52, alleged that as a result of there’s a children’ drawing within the film of a “blockish factor that known as ‘Asia’ after which they’ve drawn what are referred to as the nine-dashes” it represents China’s territorial claims within the South China Sea.

Goldberg, for her half, challenged Shapiro and Cruz to attempt to clarify to their very own daughters why the doll-inspired movie is allegedly controversial.

“You guys, I need y’all to inform your daughters why you’re not taking them to the Barbie film,” she mentioned on Tuesday. “I need you to clarify to them what’s incorrect with Barbie.”

The Sister Act star added that she is a fan of Barbie, a lot so, that she wore white boots with Barbie heads within the heel for the episode. “Now look, I really like my Barbie,” Goldberg defined, earlier than exhibiting off her sneakers. “It’s a doll film, guys. I’m shocked that that’s what’s freaking you out nowadays.”

Goldberg doubled down on her feedback, including, “It’s a film. That’s what we do. We make films about every kind of stuff. We make films about individuals who fly, we make films about dolls who discuss and stroll.”

She concluded: “They usually hit two issues: they discuss the true world that everyone lives in, and so they discuss Barbie world. They usually’re two various things. And it’s meant to make you simply suppose or pause, it’s not meant to do something however offer you a very good time. Go see the film!”

Barbie hit theaters on Friday and shattered field workplace predictions by the top of the weekend. The Greta Gerwig-directed movie earned $162 million in its first three days.

Margot Robbie, who performs Barbie, was assured the mission would resonate with audiences. In actual fact, she advised Collider earlier this month that she advised Mattel and Warner Bros. the film would “make a billion {dollars}” to get approval to provide the movie.

“Studios have prospered a lot after they’re courageous sufficient to pair an enormous thought with a visionary director,” Robbie, 33, mentioned within the interview revealed on Thursday, July 20. “After which I gave a collection of examples like, ‘Dinosaurs and [Steven] Spielberg’ — just about naming something that’s been unbelievable and made a ton of cash for the studios over time. And I used to be like, ‘And now you’ve received Barbie and Greta Gerwig.”