Shakira attacks 'Barbie': "My sons absolutely hated it. They felt that it was emasculating"

The artist said in an interview that the film directed by Greta Gerwig "empower women" but also deprives "men of their possibility to be men."

Colombian singer Shakira recently attacked the movie "Barbie." During an interview, the singer claimed that her children did not like the movie directed by Greta Gerwig, starring Margot Robbie. What's more, she explained, they "absolutely hated it."

She told Allure magazine this in an interview while promoting her new album "Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran." She was asked if she had seen the movie, which was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture.

She briefly answered with a simple "I watched it, yeah." The reporter, dissatisfied with the answer, said "And?" That was when the Colombian singer explained that her children did not like the movie. She said, they "felt that it was emasculating":

My sons absolutely hated it. They felt that it was emasculating. And I agree, to a certain extent. I'm raising two boys. I want 'em to feel powerful too while respecting women. I like pop culture when it attempts to empower women without robbing men of their possibility to be men, to also protect and provide. I believe in giving women all the tools and the trust that we can do it all without losing our essence, without losing our femininity. I think that men have a purpose in society and women have another purpose as well. We complement each other, and that complement should not be lost.

The journalist, dissatisfied with Shakira's response, tried to delve into the comments that the singer had just made by saying "Just because a woman can do it all doesn’t mean she should." Shakira responded and said, "Why not share the load with people who deserve to carry it, who have a duty to carry it as well?" she concluded, considering the issue settled.