The global phenomenon of the Barbie movie, which amassed a staggering one billion dollars in box office revenue, recently caught the attention of former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Known for his devout religious beliefs and conservative outlook, Nurmagomedov shared his thoughts on the film’s success.
Featuring a star-studded cast including Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, the Barbie movie was highly anticipated and ultimately proved to be a massive hit, surpassing the billion-dollar mark in global box office earnings. This success solidified it as the most triumphant live-action film rooted in a Mattel property to date, underscoring the power of a well-crafted movie with a strong message.
Taking to his Instagram, Nurmagomedov posted an image of a pink dessert, adorned with a Barbie sticker overlaid with a cross. As a devout Muslim, Nurmagomedov’s approach to certain themes, particularly those centered around love, is reflective of his religious beliefs. He has often voiced his concerns that movies revolving around love can potentially weaken individuals.
It’s worth noting that the film also touches upon themes related to the LGBTQ+ community, which might contribute to Nurmagomedov’s perspective. His feelings toward love and feminism are multifaceted, stemming from his deep religious convictions. His views might not align with the film’s feminist themes, especially within the cultural context of his homeland, Dagestan.
Interestingly, prominent macho figure Joe Rogan has supported the Barbie movie, addressing the backlash it received.
Rogan articulated his thoughts, stating, “The controversy surrounding the Barbie movie left me perplexed after watching it.” He went on to describe the film as “unique” and “captivating,” finding it an entertaining and light-hearted cinematic experience.
Rogan expressed his confusion at the negative interpretations the movie garnered. He personally knows individuals who perceive it as having an anti-male stance, a perspective he challenges. Instead, he interpreted the film as playfully satirizing certain social dynamics.
In Rogan’s view, the movie didn’t intend to attack men or generalize their behavior as a whole. He questioned the tendency to attribute such content to an entire gender, emphasizing the importance of recognizing people’s uniqueness and diversity.
Rogan lauded the performances of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the film, praising their on-screen chemistry. He endorsed the movie’s approach to depicting how Barbie would navigate the real world. His sentiments were echoed by Post Malone, who also found the concept intriguing.
Concluding his thoughts, Rogan expressed his surprise at the intensity of the backlash the movie provoked. He deemed it an enjoyable and amusing film, finding it remarkable how strong reactions could be triggered by such lighthearted content.