Shakira causes controversy with her opinion on the film ‘Barbie’

Shakira causes controversy with her opinion on the film ‘Barbie’
Shakira causes controversy with her opinion on the film ‘Barbie’
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Shakira has expressed her feminine strength in the compositions that compiled her most recent album, Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran. Despite this, she has a controversial point of view on this empowerment. In an interview with Allure, published this Monday (1st), the singer addressed the issue by giving her opinion on “Barbie” and admitting that her own children didn’t like the film. The artist highlighted that she partially agrees with the heirs and reflected on gender equality.

The issue came to light after Shakira recalled her youth and how she saw this empowerment on the big screen through Wonder Woman. “I think I was attracted to her because she had black hair like mine, but also because she was a symbol of empowerment and strength in a decade where women weren’t playing the most important roles. I remember my mother stopped working at some point. She stopped wearing miniskirts and the length of her skirts got longer because my father told her to.”described.

It didn’t take long for the artist’s opinion on how feminism is portrayed in “Barbie” to be considered. In the statement, she said that both Milan, aged 11, and Sasha, aged 9, did not like the film. “I watched it, yes. My kids completely hated it. They felt emasculated. And I agree, to a certain extent. I am raising two boys. I want them to feel powerful too [enquanto] respect women”said the Colombian.

“I like pop culture when it tries to empower women without robbing men of the possibility of being men, of also protecting and providing. I believe in giving women all the tools and the confidence that we can do everything without losing our essence, without losing our femininity. I think men have a purpose in society and women also have another. We complement each other and this complement should not be lost”stated Shakira.

Interviewer Patrícia Alfonso Tortolani then wanted to understand the singer’s statements. “Just because a woman can do it all doesn’t mean she should?” He asked. “Why not share the load with people who deserve to carry it, who have a duty to carry it too?”replied the Latin Grammy winner.

Shakira reveals that her children Milan and Sasha “hated” the film “Barbie” (Photo: Reproduction/Instagram)

New album

In the interview, Shakira also explained what her mission was when releasing her 12th studio album. As we know, the album came after a delicate period in his personal life. Throughout the 16 tracks, the singer makes a series of outbursts about the end of her relationship with Gerard Piqué, in June 2022, when rumors of the player’s betrayal came to light.

Since then, the Colombian has released songs that address the case, such as “Te Felicito”, “Monotonía”, “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53”, “Copa Vacía” and “Última”, a final composition involving Piqué. “I want this music to build bridges, empower people, help women discover their own strengths”he clarified. “I was in the mud. I had to rebuild myself, put together all the pieces that had fallen apart.”he completed.

“Making these songs showed me that my pain can be turned into creativity. The songs are full of anecdotes and very intense emotions that I have experienced in these two years. But creating this album was a transformation in which I was reborn as a woman. I have rebuilt myself in the way I believe is appropriate. No one tells me how to cry or when to cry, no one tells me how to raise my children, no one tells me how I can become a better version of myself. I decide that”said the singer.

She also highlighted the significance of this new phase. “The song represents the newborn woman. Once you get through the storm, you start to connect with the woman inside you, with those feminine needs, your desires and your passions.”concluded Shakira.

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The article is in Portuguese

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