Texas Senator Ted Cruz has criticized the upcoming “Barbie” movie, accusing it of promoting Chinese Communist propaganda. The animated film, set to release on July 21, has drawn controversy for its depiction of disputed islands in the South China Sea. Cruz highlighted the representation of the “nine-dash line,” a disputed maritime boundary claimed by China but rejected by an international court. The senator’s criticism resonated with Vietnam, which has banned the film. Cruz’s tweet, “I guess Barbie is made in China,” emphasized concerns about Chinese influence in American entertainment. The controversy surrounding the “Barbie” movie sheds light on the power of cinema and the importance of being vigilant against subtle forms of geopolitical bias, particularly when targeting young audiences. To read more about this issue, tap the link in our bio.
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