Ben Shapiro just threw a total tantrum over the Barbie movie.
The conservative commentator complained about the summer blockbuster in a 43-minute long tirade posted to YouTube on Saturday, calling it “flaming trash” and “one of the brightest movies” he’s ever seen.
Shapiro begins his video on a truly childish note, setting a trio of puppets on fire while holding onto a toy bomb meant to symbolize “Oppenheimer,” this weekend’s other big release.
He wastes minutes whining about how his producers “dragged” him to the Greta Gerwig-directed film, before referring to his “pages of notes” in which he berated “Barbie” as “angry feminist babble that alienates men from women” and “specifically aims to separate men from women.”
“The basic premise of the film, politically speaking, is that men and women are on two sides and hate each other,” he says. “And in the truest sense of the word, you can only have a happy world if women ignore men and men ignore women.”
Ignoring the nostalgic appeal of the Margot Robbie film, Shapiro wonders why millennial moms brought their kids to Barbie, and if the allusive humor is even appropriate for children. (As parents know, ambiguity is common in most family films.)
He also slams Ryan Gosling’s “annoying and ridiculous” Ken, Issa Rae as President Barbie, and trans actor Hari Nef’s role as the cheeky Doctor Barbie.
People online poked fun at Shapiro’s outburst, asking why a grown man would be so upset over a movie about toys.
“Ben Shapiro is a 40-year-old man who was so upset by a children’s movie about Barbie dolls that he wrote a 43-minute review,” said leftist TikToker Harry Sisson tweeted.
“Lmao is that real,” asked another.
Other mocked the outfit wore the talking head to its Wednesday screening of the film. His ensemble of black t-shirt and matching pants looked strikingly similar to the costumes in one of the big dance sequences of “Barbie.”
Despite its criticism, “Barbie” was a box office hit over the weekend, grossing $155 million in the domestic market as of Sunday morning. according to the deadline.
Barbie now has the highest-grossing opening weekend for a film by a woman director, beating 2019’s Captain Marvel for the top spot.