Now Elon Musk joins the backlash against the Barbie film’s portrayal of anti-male feminism, saying, “If you try every time Barbie says the word ‘patriarchy,’ you’ll pass out before the film is over.”

Elon Musk appears to have joined the backlash against Barbie, and the Tesla tycoon took to Twitter to criticize the blockbuster’s portrayal of “patriarchy.”

It’s the biggest film of the year and has stormed the box office worldwide, but Barbie has drawn backlash from some — particularly conservative figures — for what they describe as a “misanthropic” and “woke” agenda.

Billionaire Musk, known for his outspokenness and often taking conservative stances, has indicated he is not a fan of the message of the film, which was created by feminist director Greta Gerwig.

“If you try every time Barbie says the word ‘patriarchy,’ you’ll pass out before the movie is over,” Musk replied to a meme on Twitter.

Musk has previously declared himself a “free speech absolutist,” allowing figures like self-confessed misogynist Andrew Tate to return to Twitter and share anti-trans content.

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Margot Robbie’s “Barbie” is the biggest film of the year and has stormed the box office worldwide

He’s not the only one grappling with the girl power message and the film’s portrayal of male and female relationships.

Conservative commentator Lauren Chen shared a spate of content criticizing the film’s “insidious man-hating message.”

The BlazeTV host also accused the studios of hiding how “awkwardly woke up” the film would be in their promotional material.

Rep. Matt Gaetz’s wife also called for a boycott of the film due to its disappointing “feminine empowerment” and a “lack of faith and family.”

Ginger Gaetz attended a launch party at the British Embassy in Washington DC on Monday, walking the pink carpet and sipping pink cocktails.

Her husband Matt Gaetz, 41, was even enthusiastic about Barbie and decided on a pink jacket for the occasion, in whose white he celebrated his “Kenergey”.

But despite being a self-confessed Barbie fan, after watching the film she said she was disappointed with the values ​​it conveyed.

Ginger Gaetz attended a Barbie party and screening at the British Embassy on Monday night with her husband, MP Matt Gaetz. However, she was not impressed by the film

Ginger Gaetz attended a Barbie party and screening at the British Embassy on Monday night with her husband, MP Matt Gaetz. However, she was not impressed by the film

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She also criticized star Ryan Gosling’s “beta energy,” though the actor was widely praised for his performance.

She tweeted: “Thinking about watching the Barbie movie? I would recommend getting inspiration from outfit inspiration and avoiding going to the theater.

“Here’s why: The Barbie I grew up with was a symbol of limitless opportunity, diverse careers and female empowerment.”

“The 2023 Barbie film sadly fails to address any notion of faith or family and attempts to normalize the notion that men and women cannot work together in a positive way (yuck).”

However, Ms. Gaetz praised Margot Robbie’s performance as Barbie, as well as the film’s “stunning costume design” and “amazing soundtrack”.

While most merely criticized the film’s themes, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro made his hatred of the film particularly clear.

He shared a viral YouTube video titled “Ben Shapiro DESTROYS The Barbie Movie For 43 Minutes,” which racked up over 1 million views.

Gaetz posed in a giant Barbie box, one of the attractions for guests at the party

Gaetz posed in a giant Barbie box, one of the attractions for guests at the party

The video begins with him setting Barbie dolls on fire and explains that the message of the film is, “Either you’re a third-wave feminist who hates men, really hates men, or you’re going to be brainwashed.”

Much like Musk’s tweet, he also took to the platform to say: “All you need to know about #BarbieTheMovie is that the word ‘patriarchy’ is used unironically more than 10 times.”

Far-right media commentator Jack Posobiec also called Barbie a “man-hating woke propaganda fest” and “possibly the most man-hating movie ever made.”

The film faced further criticism from far-right figures ahead of its release after being banned in Vietnam over a row with China.

Left to right: Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig, Issa Rae, Simu Liu and Will Ferrell attend the European Premiere of'Barbie' at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 12, 2023 in London

Left to right: Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig, Issa Rae, Simu Liu and Will Ferrell attend the European Premiere of ‘Barbie’ at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 12, 2023 in London

Republicans were furious that a colored pencil map in the film shows the “nine-dash line” used by Chinese authorities to claim up to 90 percent of the South China Sea.

That has angered senators like Ted Cruz and Rep. Mike Gallagher, who have accused Hollywood of supporting Chinese Communist Party propaganda.

However, the film received universal praise from critics and fans alike.

Republicans are furious that the film shows the

Republicans are furious that the film shows the “nine-dash line” China is using to claim territory in the South China Sea

Some shared their thoughts on this Rotten tomatoeswith one describing the highly anticipated film as “one of the most entertaining films of the year.”

Critics also praised 39-year-old director Greta Gerwig for striking “a comfortable balance between the silly and the serious.”

“This is a truly original work – one of the smartest, funniest, cutest, most insightful and just plain entertaining films of the year,” said Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times.

“This is a wonderfully fun watch that somehow manages to celebrate and mock the Barbie brand at the same time, combining its feminism and girliness like Gorpcore sandals with a flowy pink skirt,” wrote Time Out’s Alice Saville.

Bradford Betz

Bradford Betz is a WSTPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Bradford Betz joined WSTPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: betz@ustimespost.com.

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