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Bill Maher watched the highly discussed "Barbie" film, and while he noted that he enjoyed the movie, he also described it as "preachy, man-hating, and a Zombie Lie."
"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 true but no longer is, but certain people pretend it's still true. 'Barbie' is this kind of Zombie Lie," Maher wrote.
He took issue with the film's focus on the patriarchy, suggesting that movie is behind the times.
"Spoiler alert, Barbie fights the Patriarchy. 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. And not really any longer deserving of the word 'patriarchy.' Yes, there was one, and remnants of it remain - but this movie is so 2000-LATE," Maher wrote.
Mattel's website actually indicates that the board of directors consists of 11 members, including six men and five women.
"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. 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!" Maher wrote.
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.