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'Barbie' Boycott Calls Grow Among Republicans Over Movie's 'Woke Messaging'

Posted on AllSides July 19th, 2023
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Calls for moviegoers to boycott the new Barbie movie appear to be growing amid criticism from Republicans including Senator Ted Cruz and Ginger Gaetz, wife of Representative Matt Gaetz.

The movie stars Margot Robbie in the title role and she's joined by Ryan Gosling, who plays Barbie's companion Ken. The movie is to be released in theatres on July 21.

Senator Cruz has previously criticized Barbie and claimed it features Chinese "propaganda" because of a scene featuring a crudely drawn map of Asia that some critics claim shows the disputed nine-dash line in the South China Sea.

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