Shakira Agrees With Her Sons About ‘Barbie’ Being ‘Emasculating’ – Hollywood Life


Shakira with her sons Milan and Sasha

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It appeared like the entire world cherished Barbie when it got here out final 12 months, however Shakira‘s sons aren’t huge followers. The 47-year-old “Waka Waka” artist revealed in a brand new interview that Sasha and Milan — whom she shares with ex Gerard Piqué — “hated” Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie‘s 2023 movie.

“My sons completely hated it,” Shakira instructed Attract in an interview revealed on Monday, April 1. “They felt that it was emasculating. And I agree, to a sure extent. I’m elevating two boys. I would like ‘em to really feel highly effective too [while] respecting girls.”

The music artist continued, “I like popular culture when it makes an attempt to empower girls with out robbing males of their chance to be males, to additionally shield and supply. I consider in giving girls all of the instruments and the belief that we are able to do all of it with out shedding our essence, with out shedding our femininity. I believe that males have a function in society and girls have one other function as nicely. We complement one another, and that flatter shouldn’t be misplaced.”

After being requested, “Simply because a lady can do all of it doesn’t imply she ought to?” Shakira elaborated,  “Why not share the load with individuals who deserve to hold it, who’ve an obligation to hold it as nicely?”

After premiering in July 2023, Barbie was met with widespread reward, however a couple of critics slammed it for its jokes about males. Some even accused the venture of being “anti-male.”

Nonetheless, Ryan Gosling — who performed Ken within the movie — has been a proud speaker for the movie and his collaboration with Greta and Margot. The 43-year-old actor even carried out his character’s hit track from the film, “I’m Simply Ken,” on the 2024 Oscars. The efficiency acquired excessive reward, and Ryan additionally known as out the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences for snubbing Greta and Margot for Oscar nominations.

Regardless of how a lot Shakira’s youngsters “hated” Barbie, the “Puntería” artist defined to Attract that she finds it “refreshing” when girls could be their “unapologetic” selves. She mirrored on the quilt of her 2005 album, Oral Fixation, for which she posed because the character Eve.

“Eve was a narrative created by misogynists to place girls within the little field the place we now have to stay silent, not converse our minds, and never be a catalyst for change. To maintain issues as they’re,” she identified. “I’ll take that as a powerful ‘no.’ I believe there’s one thing refreshing about girls once they get to be themselves and be unapologetic. As a result of we’ve needed to apologize so many rattling instances up to now.”