Shakira Says Her Sons Dislike Barbies, Faces Criticism

Shakira recently opened up about her son’s aversion to Barbie dolls, admitting that they “hated it” because they found it “emasculating.” In an interview with Allure, the artist shared her perspective, expressing a desire for her sons to feel empowered while also respecting women.

She explained that while she wants to empower women through pop culture, she believes it shouldn’t come at the expense of men’s masculinity. Shakira emphasized the importance of men and women complementing each other’s roles in society without losing their essence or femininity.

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The Colombian singer recently released her latest album, ‘Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran’, to critical acclaim, showcasing her continued evolution in Latin pop music. She celebrated the album’s launch with a free pop-up show in Times Square, drawing a massive crowd of around 40,000 fans.

Additionally, Shakira was honoured in her hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia, with a 6.5-meter-tall statue capturing her iconic hip-swivelling move from the music video for ‘Hips Don’t Lie’. Moreover, she was recognized as the most searched musician of 2023 by Google, following the release of her collaboration with producer Bizarrap, ‘BZRP Music Sessions #53’, in January.

– Farheen Ali