Musk Wades Into ‘Barbie’ Debate With a Sneering Tweet About Patriarchy

  • Not everyone seems to be a fan of Greta Gerwig’s much-anticipated movie, “Barbie.”
  • Some commentators have taken difficulty with its portrayal of feminism and anti-patriarchal themes.
  • Elon Musk appeared to hitch within the criticism round Gerwig’s “Barbie” in a tweet.

“Barbie” could also be storming the field workplace, however not everyone seems to be a fan of Greta Gerwig’s new pink-obsessed epic. 

The film has been criticized by some — primarily conservative figures — as being “woke” and “anti-man.” The movie has proved a selected sore spot for commentators equivalent to Ben Shapiro who’ve taken difficulty with the movie’s portrayal of contemporary feminism and themes of male fragility.

Tesla boss Elon Musk additionally seems to have purchased into a few of the backlash. “It you’re taking a shot each time Barbie says the phrase “patriarchy”, you’ll move out earlier than the film ends,” Musk said on Twitter, in response to a consumer’s meme. 

Republican Florida congressman Matt Gaetz and his spouse Ginger have gone additional and known as for individuals to boycott the movie.

Ginger Gaetz said on Twitter that the film “neglects to deal with any notion of religion or household, and tries to normalize the concept that women and men cannot collaborate positively (yuck).”

Representatives for Musk didn’t reply to Insider’s request for additional remark with a solution that addressed the query.  

Musk has aligned himself with some conservative figures previously.

The billionaire has a historical past of sharing anti-trans content material and has repeatedly railed in opposition to choices he thought-about to be “woke.” Final month, he instructed customers that phrases like “cisgender” and “cis” have been thought-about “slurs” on Twitter. 

Musk has declared himself a “free-speech absolutist” and has allowed a number of beforehand banned accounts again on Twitter since he acquired the platform in October. The record of reinstated accounts contains self-proclaimed misogynist Andrew Tate who’s mentioned he acquired cash beneath Musk’s new content-creation scheme.