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Shakira Says Her Sons “Absolutely Hated” the Barbie Movie: “And I Agree, to a Certain Extent”

In a new interview for Allure, Shakira is sounding off on the "Barbie" movie -- saying that its message of ultra-feminism and female empowerment is misguided ... and comes at the expense of men.

After being asked if she saw the film, Shakira responded, “I watched it, yeah,” and took a long pause before going in.

“My sons absolutely hated it. They felt that it was emasculating,” she said. “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.”

Shakira just released a new album, Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran, last month.

I don't think what she said was a bad thing. Parents need to teach their sons to respect women without men feeling like they are less than. I feel Holywood loves to make these fake "female empowerment movies" where they feel they need to write men like mindless idiots.

It was cute that America gave her little speech in the movie (which got her Oscar nominated), and yes, Ken (Ryan Gosling) got to have his emotional arc during the film's third act, but what these white blogs like TMZ needs to realize is that POCs are raised differently than white children. Just because Shakira said something that they deem "controversial" doesn't mean she thinks like conservative lunatics such as Ted Cruz and Bill Maher.

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