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Marc Maron Says What We’ve All Been Thinking About Conservative ‘Barbie’ Backlash

Marc Maron Says What We’ve All Been Thinking About ‘Barbie’ Backlash

Marc Maron; The Barbie Movie
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He’s not holding back and it’s so cathartic.

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I don’t know if you've heard but Conservatives are big mad about the Barbie movie. The likes of Ben Shapiro have literally been burning the dolls in protest of the film's “woke” messaging. And Matt Walsh has been in a masculinity tail-spin since its release.

Sigh.

Get a real problem, folks.

Now comic Marc Maron is weighing in and clapping back at the nonsense. He’s not holding back, and it’s so satisfying.

“I saw ‘Barbie’ and it was a f**king masterpiece, and I don’t throw that word around lightly,” the comic and host of the WTF Podcast said on TikTok. “It does a fairly amazing thing to create a sort of broad-based entertainment product that applies to the entire spectrum.“I think primarily of women. And then just steep it in progressive politics and basic feminism in a way that’s funny, informative, and well-executed in a context that is completely engaging. It’s f**king monumental. It shouldn’t be, but it’s pretty radical,” he said. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”

“The comedy about men is inspired. The fact that certain men took offense to the point where they, you know, tried to build a grift around it in terms of their narrative is right-wing [explicative],” Maron continued. “It’s so embarrassing for them. I mean, so embarrassing for them. Any dude that can’t take those hits in that movie, they’ve really got to look in their pants and decide what they’re made of. I mean, Jesus Christ, what a bunch of f**king insecure babies.”

He closed out the video with praise for the cast and said, “It made me proud somehow.”

Director Greta Gerwig also commented on the absurd backlash last month saying diplomatically that there was, “certainly…a lot of passion.”

“My hope for the movie is that it’s an invitation for everybody to be part of the party and let go of the things that aren’t necessarily serving us as either women or men,” she told The New York Times. “I hope that in all of that passion if they see it or engage with it, it can give them some of the relief that it gave other people.”

Barbie is currently still in theaters and dominating the box office.

Watch and bask in Maron’s full rant below.

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Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.

Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.