Barbie is a 2023 UK/US comedy fantasy by Greta Gerwig
Starring Margot Robbie, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Ryan Gosling
Barbie suffers a crisis that leads her to question her world and
Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have banned the movie Barbie from cinema screening. In Saudi Arabia, the culture ministry's announcement on August 9 cited violations of laws and values, asserting that certain scenes within
the film mocked the sanctity of marriage and family, and insulted Islamic beliefs.
Kuwait banned the film in a bid to protect public ethics and social traditions.
Meanwhile there is a lot of pressure in Lebanon to ban the film. Lebanon's
culture minister Mohammad Mortada criticised the movie, saying it "contradicts values of faith and morality" by diminishing the importance of the family unit. The minister is backed by the armed Shi'ite armed group Hezbollah, whose head
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called on Lebanese authorities to take action against materials he deemed to be promoting homosexuality, including by banning them, and said homosexuality posed an imminent danger to Lebanon and should be confronted.