‘Barbie’ controversy: Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling film’s rocky
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There have been multiple controversies leading up to the release of the highly anticipated “Barbie” movie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.

Several writers and stars were attached to the project, including Amy Schumer and Oscar-winner Diablo Cody, before Robbie was cast as the iconic doll.

When the first full trailer for the movie appeared, controversies erupted.

Ryan Gosling stars as Ken

Several international issues arose as the marketing blitz for the movie began, from a raunchy translation on the French poster to the film being banned in Vietnam.

One site writes, “Warning: Don’t take your daughter to Barbie.”, referring to the children’s doll in “Barbie.”

Some fans complained that Gosling was too old to play Ken, opposite Robbie’s Barbie, after the movie’s first trailer was released in April.

One Twitter user at the time proclaimed, “Ryan Gosling is too ugly and too old to play Ken, they should’ve cast Henry Cavill or Chris Evans.”

He was defended by others. A reviewer wrote, “I just can’t believe that people think Ryan Gosling is ‘too ugly’ or ‘too old’ to play a live action Ken doll. Y’all can’t be serious. So unfair and untrue. He will shine in that movie.”

“If people don’t want to play with my Ken, there are many other Kens to play with,” he told GQ in May.

“It’s funny, this clutching-your-pearls idea of #notmyken,” he continued. Have you ever thought about Ken before?”

She also talked about some people’s reactions to Ken being a secondary figure in the movie to Barbie.

Ken has been working at the beach since 1961, two years after Barbie was introduced.

But suddenly, it’s like: “No, we didn’t care about Ken this whole time.’ No, you didn’t,” the “La La Land” star said. The point is that you never did. You never cared. Barbie never f—– with Ken.”

“If you cared about Ken you would know that nobody cared about him. Therefore, your hypocrisy is exposed,” Gosling said.