Shakira concurs with her sons’ perspective on the ‘Barbie’ movie, acknowledging their view that it may have emasculating elements.

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

Recording artist Shakira recently shared her thoughts on the Greta Gerwig-directed summer blockbuster, “Barbie.”

The 47-year-old star expressed reservations about the film, which is promoted for its girl-power messaging, stating that she believes women shouldn’t achieve power by diminishing men.

In a recent interview with Allure, the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer revealed that her sons strongly disliked the movie, finding it emasculating. Shakira admitted she agrees with their sentiment to some extent, especially as a mother raising boys whom she wants to feel empowered while also respecting women.

Shakira emphasized her support for pop culture that empowers women without undermining men’s ability to be masculine, protective, and supportive. She believes in equipping women with the tools and trust to achieve without losing their femininity. According to her, men and women have distinct roles that complement each other, and this balance should be maintained.

The singer concluded by advocating for sharing responsibilities with those who are deserving and duty-bound, without overlooking the inherent contributions of both genders.

Shakira garnered attention last year following her highly publicized separation from her longtime partner, former professional soccer player Gerard Piqué. Despite being together for 11 years and sharing two children, the couple never married. Their split occurred amidst allegations of infidelity on Piqué’s part.

The “Barbie” movie enjoyed commercial success but faced criticism from numerous critics, particularly for its perceived outdated messaging. Ben Shapiro, Editor Emeritus of the Daily Wire, went as far as to describe the film as “a flaming piece of dog excrement piled atop an entire dumpster on fire piled atop a landfill filled with dog excrement.”

“While debating with Daily Wire host Brett Cooper about the movie’s merits, Shapiro criticized its political stance, stating, ‘The politics of the film are completely askew.’ He argued that the film’s premise revolves around a patriarchal society, suggesting that Ken learns from it and imposes patriarchal standards in Barbie Land. Shapiro further criticized the film’s message, describing it as ‘lazy’.”