Elon Musk is seeing purple over Greta Gerwig’s pink-colored feminist satire “Barbie.”
The billionaire CEO of Twitter weighed in on the hit comedy, tweeting Monday: “It you are taking a shot each time Barbie says the phrase ‘patriarchy’, you’ll go out earlier than the film ends.”
Musk, 52, was responding to a movie-themed meme poking enjoyable at his current choice to alter Twitter’s blue chicken emblem to “X.”
The Tesla founder echoed the phrases of conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, who likewise took subject with the frequent use of the phrase “patriarchy” in “Barbie.”
Shapiro first complained final week in regards to the variety of occasions “patriarchy” was uttered within the movie.
“All it’s worthwhile to learn about #BarbieTheFilm is that it unironically makes use of the phrase ‘patriarchy’ greater than 10 occasions,” Shapiro whined on Twitter final week.
The right-wing columnist additionally shared a video of himself throwing Barbie dolls on a grill and setting them on fireplace.
Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz’s spouse, Ginger, went as far as to name for a boycott of “Barbie.”
“The 2023 Barbie film, sadly, neglects to handle any notion of religion or household, and tries to normalize the concept that women and men can’t collaborate positively (yuck),” Ginger Gaetz tweeted, including, “I actually needed to get pleasure from it, however ended up feeling let down.”
The movie follows “Stereotypical Barbie,” performed by Margot Robbie, as she tries to make sense of feminism and patriarchy after leaving plastic Barbieland and venturing into the true world to resolve her sudden existential disaster.
Despite Musk, Shapiro and Ginger Gaetz’s finger-wagging, “Barbie”– one half of the “Barbenheimer” movie-going phenomenon — went on to make historical past with an eye-popping $162 million opening weekend in North America.
Not solely did “Barbie,” starring Robbie and Ryan Gosling, break the opening weekend document for 2023 — and publish the most important home opening for a non-superhero movie or sequel — however it additionally shattered the primary weekend document for a movie directed by a girl.
Christopher Nolan’s epic “Oppenheimer,” helmed by Cillian Murphy because the “Father of the Atomic Bomb” J. Robert Oppenheimer, got here in a distant second, raking in a still-impressive $82 million from 3,610 theaters within the US and Canada.