HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” host said that he had hoped the rumors about the new “Barbie” film being a “man-hating” picture were untrue, but after viewing the film, he claimed it was everything he had feared it would be, criticizing the director for neglecting the times we are living in.
The 67-year-old comedian and TV personality claimed in a tweet to his 10.8 million followers on Monday that the Greta Gerwig-directed film about the famous Mattel doll was “preachy” and “out of touch with reality” and that it was also a “ZombieLie.”
Maher said the term “ZombieLie” means it’s either “something that never was true, but certain people refuse to stop saying it” or “something that USED to be true but no longer is, but certain people pretend it’s still true. ‘Barbie’ is this kind of #ZombieLie.”
“Spoiler alert, Barbie fights the Patriarchy,” the HBO host wrote in his lengthy post. “Right up to the Mattel board who created her, consisting of 12 white men! The Patriarchy! Except there’s a Mattel board in real life, and it’s 7 men and 5 women. OK, not perfect even-steven, but not the way the board IN THE MOVIE — which takes place in 2023 — is portrayed.”
OK, "Barbie": I was hoping it wouldn't be preachy, man-hating, and a #ZombieLie – alas, it was all three. What is a Zombie Lie? Something that never was true, but certain people refuse to stop saying it (tax cuts for the rich increase revenues, e.g.); OR something that USED to be…
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) August 7, 2023
“And not really any longer deserving of the word ‘patriarchy,’” he added. “Yes, there was one, and remnants of it remain — but this movie is so 2000 —LATE. At one point the Barbies have to win over the Kens, and they are told to do it by pretending to act helpless and not know how to do stuff. Helen Gurley Brown called, she wants her premise back.”
Maher admitted yes, at one point in history this “was a thing” but said he knows from at least one woman in her 30s this is simply not true and she told him, “I don’t know a single woman of any age who would act like that today.”
And when it comes to critics who will say the TV personality couldn’t know a thing about the patriarchy cause he’s a man, he blasted the argument as “so old and so silly.”
He said he might not know what others go through in life but can see “the world around me, and I can read data.”
“The real Mattel board is a pretty close mirror of the country, where 45% of the 449 board seats filled last year in Fortune 500 companies were women,” Maher added. “Truth is, I’m not the one who’s out of step — I’m living in the year we’re living in.”
“Barbie is fun, I enjoyed it — but it IS a #ZombieLie,” the talk show host concluded. “And people who don’t go along with zombie lies did not take some red pill — just staying true to CURRENT reality. Let’s live in the year we’re living in! Hi Ken!!!”
Maher’s remarks echoed those of Daily Wire Editor Emeritus Ben Shapiro, who has stated that he is not a fan of the “Barbie” movies save from the way the settings look, praising the “production and set designs” as being excellent.
My producers dragged me to see ‘Barbie’ and it was one of the most woke movies I have ever seen. My full review of this flaming garbage heap of a film will be out on my YouTube channel tomorrow at 10am ET. pic.twitter.com/Lptha0p3qx
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 21, 2023
Ok, this may sound off-topic but it really isn’t.
Who else is sick and tired of the woke agenda being shoved down our throats daily?
You know what makes it even worse is that we are funding it with our dollars.
Yep, and it stinks.
Every day we are fighting the culture war that is destroying our nation and when we go to the store we are funding it with our dollars.
However, it doesn’t have to be that way and I am so excited to find alternatives.
The only “catch”?
It’s Invite only.
Good thing you know someone that has the invites….(me!).
Yep! I would not make a suggestion if I wasn’t going to hook you up.
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We need to stop sending our dollars to the corporations that hate us and want to see us gone!
Remember the Georgia Guidestones?
They literally told us they wanted to reduce us from 8 billion people on Earth down to only 500 million.
No big deal, right?
Just an elimination of 94% of all people living right now.
And yet we continue to shop at their big stores and send them our money because until now we’ve had little choice.
Well, today that changes.
It’s time to “ditch and switch” and change where you send your dollars each month.
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And what if I told you this is the best-kept secret you’ve never heard of before, but that this company has been doing this for the last 37 years?
And their founder was once placed on Barack Hussein Obama’s list of the Top 10 most “Dangerous Conservatives” in America?
(a list I one day hope to make myself!)
All of that is real and I’m so excited to tell you about it and I hope you’ll join the MISSION with me.
Here’s a quick summary of this company that I’m so excited to now be partnered up with on this mission:
Sound good to anyone else?
I can get you in, but you can’t just go sign up.
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They’ve been doing it for 37 years, and it works great.
Oh, and did I mention the products are non-toxic and don’t have all the chemicals and crap like Red Dye 40 that all the Big Corporations put in their products to weaken you?
To wear you down?
To make you — and your family — sick?
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What novel concepts, right?
Stop sending your money to these 11 corporations that do NOT have your best interest at heart:
It’s an ILLUSION of choice.
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As I said, it’s Invite Only and the invite is entirely free!
In fact, I’ve assembled a team of patriots who will personally get you invited and signed up….if you want in.
Folks, we don’t have many strongholds left.
This is one.
And I’m all in.
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Tell them Sassy sent you and I promise you will get a personal call or text. If you want an email make sure you use one where one of the team members can get in touch with you.
Don’t freak out when you do.
And make sure you tell them you are interested in the Black Angus beef!
I know I tend to get concerned when I get messages from numbers I don’t recognize, but if you request a Free Invite (Link here: https://bit.ly/43LHNdx you WILL have someone from my Inner Circle reach out to you….so be ready!
These are awesome people and I think you’ll love getting a chance to talk with them.
And they’ll help get you all set up.
Who’s with me?