Shakira says she and her children found “Barbie” “neutered”


While many celebrities have expressed their love for Greta Gerwig’s smash hit BarbieShakira shares her criticisms.

in a Seduce profile and cover, the Colombian pop star, whose new album Women Don’t Cry Anymore (Women no longer cry) addresses the quest for empowerment after being struck down by heartbreak, she was asked what she thought about the Oscar-winning film.

Shakira responded bluntly, saying, “My kids absolutely hated it. They felt he was emasculating. And I agree, to a certain extent.

“I am raising two children. I want them to feel powerful too (and at the same time) respect women. “I like pop culture when it tries to empower women without depriving men of their ability to be men, to protect and provide as well,” she explained.

Shakira clarified her comment and added: “I believe in giving women all the tools and the confidence that we can do everything without losing our essence, without losing our femininity. I believe that men have a purpose in society and women also have another purpose. We complement each other and that complement should not be lost.”

Interviewer Patricia Alfonso Tortolani, who seemed taken aback by the artist’s thoughts, asked: “Just because a woman can do it all doesn’t mean she should?”

The singer responded: “Why not share the burden with people who deserve to carry it, who also have the duty to carry it?”

Alfonso Tortolani pointed out that the superstar’s opinion on Barbie It is “part of the Shakira paradox. Women deserve all the power, all the agency, and all the sensuality they wish to embody or express. And yet she does not betray the style of feminism of “expecting men to be men.”

While Shakira was among those who didn’t like it Barbie, the film was very successful. She made history as the first film to gross over $1 billion directed solely by a woman. It also received eight Oscar nominations, winning for Best Original Song.

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