Margot Robbie in 'Barbie'

‘Barbie’ Fans Respond to “Anti-Men” Comments Following Film’s Release

‘Barbie’ is not “anti-men.” The argument is senseless, and Greta Gerwig fans are here to defend the filmmaker’s latest cinematic accomplishment.

Greta Gerwig’s highly-anticipated Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling has finally hit the silver screen. While critics and audiences alike are praising the film’s meta-humor and subversive approach to storytelling, there are some haters out there calling the film “anti-men.” Cue eyeroll. Whether too dense, too misogynistic, too close-minded, too accustomed to male-driven narratives (or any other explanation imaginable), such responses have led those who rightfully appreciate the fresh and female-driven perspective to fight back. For reference, outlandish tweets like the ones below have worked to ignite the controversy:

We think you might be missing the gist

Focusing on women’s struggles does not inherently make a movie “anti-men” 

Ken has a storyline too (the man just isn’t the primary focus for once)

It’s role reversal…think about that for a second 

Men are not the target audience (for a change)

Gerwig is laughing all the way to the bank

Ken is also super loveable in the film

“Arguing in bad faith” 

The movie nails it


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Josh Lezmi

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