Greta Gerwig Gave Her Response To Jo Koy’s Barbie Joke

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‘Barbie’ director Greta Gerwig has a shocking response to Jo Koy’s Barbie Joke. The comedian who hosted the 81st Golden Globes held last Sunday getting a lot of backlash for calling Gerwig’s breakthrough movie ‘Barbie’ in his opening monologue that it “is [based] on a plastic doll with big boobies.” Although Koy’s comment might seem misogynistic to the netizens, Gerwig said the comedian had a point. On the January 10th episode of BBC Radio 4’s Today, the Academy nominee justified the comedian’s statement.

Greta Gerwig said that Jo Koy was not wrong

The 40-year-old said on the show, “Well, he’s not wrong. She’s the first doll that was mass-produced with breasts, so he was right on. And you know, I think that so much of the project, of the movie was unlikely because it is about a plastic doll.”

The director also added, “Barbie, by her very construction, has no character, no story. She’s there to be projected upon.”

Gerwig also noted how the doll’s long history is important for the development of the movie.

“Barbie’s been around since 1959,” the director explained. “She’s been a villain, and she’s been a hero, but it felt like, in a way, even though it’s so seemingly superficial, that it was such a rich place to start.”

Moreover, she also explains how she was already aware of the response the doll would get, “What’s sort of amazing about it is. it has inspired such a wide range of reactions.”

The director continued, “And in some ways, it’s not surprising. Barbie has always been sometimes ahead of culture, sometimes behind culture and she’s always been a flashpoint for arguments.”

The film also bagged the awards for Cinematic and Box Office Achievement at the Globes. If you haven’t checked out the Golden Globes winner list yet keep reading:

Best Picture Drama

Anatomy of a Fall

Killers of the Flower Moon

Maestro

WINNER: Oppenheimer

Past Lives

The Zone of Interest

Best Picture – Musical/Comedy

Air

American Fiction

Barbie

The Holdovers

May December

WINNER: Poor Things

Best Female Actor – Motion Picture – Drama

Annette Bening, Nyad

Cailee Spaeny, Priscilla

Carey Mulligan, Maestro

Greta Lee, Past Lives

WINNER: Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon

Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall

Best Male Actor – Motion Picture – Drama

Andrew Scott, All of Us Strangers
Barry Keoghan, Saltburn
Bradley Cooper, Maestro
WINNER: Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer
Colman Domingo, Rustin
Leonardo DiCaprio, Killers of the Flower Moon

Best Female Actor – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy

Alma Pöysti, Fallen Leaves

WINNER: Emma Stone, Poor Things

Fantasia Barrino, The Color Purple

Jennifer Lawrence, No Hard Feelings

Margot Robbie, Barbie

Natalie Portman, May December

Best Male Actor – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy

Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction

Joaquin Phoenix, Beau Is Afraid

Matt Damon, Air

Nicolas Cage, Dream Scenario

WINNER: Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers

Timothée Chalamet, Wonka

Best Supporting Female Actor – Motion Picture

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

WINNER: Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers

Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer

Jodie Foster, Nyad

Julianne Moore, May December

Rosamund, Pike, Saltburn

Best Supporting Male Actor – Motion Picture

Charles Melton, May December

Mark Ruffalo, Poor Things

Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon

WINNER: Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer

Ryan Gosling, Barbie

Willem Dafoe, Poor Things

Best Drama Series

1923

The Crown

The Diplomat

The Last of Us

The Morning Show

WINNER: Succession

Best Comedy/Musical TV Series

Abbott Elementary

Barry

WINNER: The Bear

Jury Duty

Only Murders in the Building

Ted Lasso

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture

All the Light We Cannot See

WINNER: Beef

Daisy Jones & The Six

Fargo

Fellow Travelers

Lessons in Chemistry

Best Television Female Actor – Drama Series

Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us

Emma Stone, The Curse

Helen Mirren, 1923

Imelda Staunton, The Crown

Keri Russell, The Diplomat

WINNER: Sarah Snook, Succession

Best Television Male Actor – Drama Series

Brian Cox, Succession

Dominic West, The Crown

Gary Oldman, Slow Horses

Jeremy Strong, Succession

WINNER: Kieran Culkin, Succession

Pedro Pascal, The Last of Us

Best Television Female Actor – Musical/Comedy Series

WINNER: Ayo Edebiri, The Bear

Elle Fanning, The Great

Natasha Lyonne, Poker Face

Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Selena Gomez, Only Murders in the Building

Best Television Male Actor – Musical/Comedy Series

Bill Hader, Barry

Jason Segel, Shrinking

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

WINNER: Jeremy Allen White, The Bear

Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building

Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building

Best Female Actor – Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture

WINNER: Ali Wong, Beef

Brie Larson, Lessons in Chemistry

Elizabeth Olsen, Love & Death

Juno Temple, Fargo

Rachel Weisz, Dead Ringers

Riley Keough, Daisy Jones & The Six

Best Male Actor – Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture

David Oyelowo, Lawmen: Bass Reeves

Jon Hamm, Fargo

Matt Bomer, Fellow Travelers

Sam Claflin, Daisy Jones & The Six

WINNER: Steven Yeun, Beef 

Woody Harrelson, White House Plumbers

Best Supporting Female Actor – Television

Abby Elliott, The Bear

Christina Ricci, Yellowjackets

WINNER: Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

J. Smith-Cameron, Succession

Meryl Streep, Only Murders in the Building

Best Supporting Male Actor – Television

Alan Ruck, Succession

Alexander Skarsgård, Succession

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show

Ebon Moss-Bachrach, The Bear

WINNER: Matthew Macfadyen, Succession

James Marsden, Jury Duty

Also Read: Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ Suppress Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’s Box Office

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