Joe Rogan rips into people complaining the Barbie movie is 'anti-men' and 'super woke'
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Ever since the Greta Gerwig film was released last month, the world has been bathed in pink.
It has already earned more than $1 billion at the global box office in just over two weeks and many are praising it for highlighting the struggles that women face.
These complainers raced to social media to give their take on the film and rip into what they thought was an attack on their sex.
My producers dragged me to see ‘Barbie’ and it was one of the most woke movies I have ever seen. My full review of this flaming garbage heap of a film will be out on my YouTube channel tomorrow at 10am ET. pic.twitter.com/Lptha0p3qx— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 21, 2023
Joe Rogan has finally seen the movie and doesn't understand what the issue is.
"A lot of people are upset about the Barbie movie, and I left perplexed," he said.
"But a lot of it is about the patriarchy, and it’s a comedy, it’s a comedy about dolls. People are upset that it’s this progressive metaphor for life that they’re pushing progressive politics in this, and I’m like, ‘It’s a f**king doll movie!’
"It’s a doll movie.
"It’s a fun movie about dolls who come to life and try to interact with the real world."
He added: "No one’s ever done a movie like this before. This is not like anything else you could say. It was a bizarre movie, but it was a fun, silly movie, I laughed.
"But at the end of it I was like, 'How did people get outraged at that?' I know some people personally who said it’s anti-men. I’m like, ‘No, it’s making fun of dorks.’"
In the film, Barbie faces an existential crisis and leaves Barbie Land to find her human controller to see if she can right some wrongs.
Ken follows her into the human world and discovers the concept of the patriarchy.
He gets back to Barbie Land before his female counterpart and convinces the other Kens that they are destined to rule over the Barbies.
A very small group of people took this as a direct attack on men in the real world and wasted no time in critcizing the underlying message.
But Joe Rogan believes this anger is misdirected.
"They think it’s a super woke movie. But it’s also a movie about how Barbies are the dolls that everyone cares about, and Ken is just a f**king accessory, which is real," he said.
"So when you bring these things into a movie, you make them real life Barbieland, that's how they have to be, because that's how it is in the real world."