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A week ago, I wrote a post about the nascent anti-Barbie movie crusade, and I noted that it seemed oddly muted. Well, what a difference a week makes: with the movie actually out this weekend, the anti-Barbie forces have turned up the volume, denouncing the movie as “woke” feminazi garbage that pushes a not-very-secret LGBTQ agenda.
As is regularly the case with boycotts of movies, the boycotters and boycott organizers haven’t seen the film and basically don’t know anything about it. But that doesn’t stop them from tagging it as everything from a misandrist nightmare to a literally demonic attempt by leftists and alleged perverts to groom young girls.
So let’s take a look at some of the anti-Barbie propaganda.
Every single one of these tweets made me want to see the movie more. And I’m not the only one: the film is on track to take in as much as $150 million over its first weekend.
But my favorite anti-Barbie tweet has to be this one:
Remember that time seven years ago when the internet’s biggest doofuses ganged up on a Ghostbusters movie because all the main characters were women, and this was somehow destroying their childhood or something? Valliant Renegade remembers. And so do I. And so will you if you click here. Ah, memories!
Oh, and if all the chatter about doll-smashing in the tweets above has you curious, here’s the relevant clip from the film.
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