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Is 'Barbie' Map Pushing Chinese 'Propaganda'?

Posted on AllSides July 17th, 2023
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Barbie has attracted criticism in unexpected ways even before most fans of the world-famous doll have been able to see her latest outing, which premieres in theaters on July 21.

Margot Robbie stars in the title role and she's joined by Ryan Gosling, who plays Barbie's companion Ken, but one scene featuring a map of the world has not only garnered criticism but has also led the movie to be banned in Vietnam.

Still due to the map in question, Republican Senator Ted Cruz from Texas has accused the movie of pushing Chinese "propaganda" because...

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