Love Island star Chris Taylor was caught arguing over his new film Barbie on Piers Morgan’s TalkTV present, the place he defended the film after it was destroyed by the host.
The pink, shimmering spectacle, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera, has been praised all over the world for its feminist beliefs and for standing up for all ladies, no matter their aspirations in life.
Nonetheless, some critics have taken offense on the depiction of patriarchy’s affect in the actual world – the place ladies face being objectified and ignored by males every day, which is usually the case in actuality – and the best way the Kens of Barbie Land are subservient to the Barbies.
On Monday night time’s Piers Morgan Uncensored, Chris was invited on the present alongside the director of advocacy group Matriarch Nomiki Konst, TalkTV contributor Esther Krakue and creator Grace Blakeley, the place he informed the host he was “lacking the gist of the story.”
Piers, 58, had set out his views on the movie, stating that in his opinion it was ‘not simply an assault on Ken, however on all males’, including: ‘I assumed feminism was about equality. Why does ladies’s empowerment all the time must be about throwing males out?’
He additionally claimed that if somebody made a film depicting ladies in the best way Barbie portrays his male characters, “they would not simply get canceled — they’d be tarred and feathered and marched by way of the streets.”
Chris, 32, who rose to fame on Love Island in 2019 and was solid in Barbie as a result of Margot was such a giant fan of the ITV2 courting competitors, saved his cool and picked up and bluntly informed Piers: ‘I feel what you are lacking is the truth that it is a joke.’
“He is obtained you there!” exclaimed Grace, as the truth TV star continued.
‘No, as a result of pay attention up, pay attention up,’ Chris continued, as Piers began speaking over him, earlier than shouting throughout the desk to his company.
The host added, “My level is that if I made the film and flipped it and mocked ladies like this, you’ll be main the cost. I might be hanged, drawn and quartered, in all probability executed. It’s the hypocrisy that’s central to the movie.’
Earlier on the present, Chris clearly outlined the message on the core of the film, emphasizing that it is a comedy, earlier than including, “The overarching joke of the entire film is you are watching Barbie, which is performed by children, largely women, and that is how they play with Barbies and Kens.”
“Barbie is the first character and Ken is the secondary character who form of comes out and in and is usually ignored as a result of the women see themselves within the Barbie moderately than the Ken.”
Later, because the Barbie piece got here to an in depth, Piers turned to Chris for the ultimate phrase on the talk…type of.
“I feel everybody’s lacking the purpose,” Chris repeated. ‘It’s a joke. Greta Gerwig did a superb job navigating a doubtlessly enormous minefield.”
“You are proper, if it circled it will be a special story,” he added, an announcement Piers then jumped on with pleasure.
‘Proper! That is my level!’ Piers bellowed, as Chris identified, “I admit it.”
“Thanks Chris,” mentioned the broadcaster, whereas the Love Island star emphasised: “We’re speaking a couple of doll that was created in 1959 to empower ladies.”
Whereas Piers claimed Chris had gotten to some extent the place he “agreed” together with his views, the truth star insisted, “It does not matter. It is about empowering ladies!’
Piers Morgan Uncensored airs weeknights from 8 p.m. on TalkTV.
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