Greta Gerwig Responds to Jo Koy’s ‘Barbie’ Joke at the Golden Globes: ‘It’s a Blank Slate Mentality'”

Greta Gerwig, the director of the hit movie Barbie, has finally responded to Jo Koy’s controversial jokes about her film’s premise during his Golden Globes monologue. In a recent interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today, Gerwig was asked about Koy’s jab at her record-breaking box office hit and had a refreshing take.

Koy, the host of the Golden Globes, compared the Mattel doll-inspired film to its July 20 release counterpart, saying, “Oppenheimer is based on a 721-page Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the Manhattan Project, and Barbie is on a plastic doll with big boobies.

Golden Globes Banter: Greta Gerwig Talks ‘Blank Slate Mentality’

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“Gerwig, however, did not take offense to Koy’s comments and instead chose to focus on the positive aspects of her film. She explained that the story of Barbie is about a plastic doll that has no character or story of its own, and it is this blank-slate mentality that gave her and her husband/writing partner Noah Baumbach the freedom to take the story in the direction that they ended up going.

Gerwig also pointed out that Barbie, by her very construction, has no character, no story, and that she’s there to be projected upon. She believes that this is what makes the film so unique and special, and that it was this freedom that allowed them to create a story that has resonated with audiences around the world.

Not just the Barbie Joke

Koy’s jokes about Barbie were not the only ones that set the internet ablaze during the award show. He also made a joke at the expense of Taylor Swift, making light of the amount of air time the 34-year-old singer has received recently at NFL games.

“The big difference between the Golden Globes and the NFL? At the Golden Globes, we have fewer camera shots of Taylor Swift,” the comedian said.The camera then cut to Swift in the audience, pursing her lips before sipping her drink and looking deadpan as the audience laughed and gasped.

“Oof. I don’t think Taylor Swift liked Jo Koy’s joke about her,” one person wrote on X.

Following the show, when was asked Koy about the viral moment, and he clarified the intention behind the remark.

“Aww, man, it was cute. I was just saying it was cute,” Koy told. “I was just saying it’s less cutaways, that’s all.

“Many people may have found Jo Koy’s jokes about Barbie to be offensive, but Greta Gerwig, the director of the film, did not take offense and instead chose to focus on the positive aspects of her film. She believes that the blank-slate mentality of Barbie is what makes the film so unique and special, and that it was this freedom that allowed them to create a story that has resonated with audiences around the world.

It’s important to remember that humor is subjective, and what one person finds funny, another might find offensive. While some people may have found Koy’s jokes about Barbie to be sexist and demeaning, others may have found them to be harmless and lighthearted.

In the end, it’s up to each individual to decide what they find funny and what they find offensive. But for Gerwig, she chooses to focus on the positive aspects of her film and the freedom that it represents, rather than getting caught up in the negative comments made by others.

While some people may have found Jo Koy’s jokes about Barbie to be offensive, Greta Gerwig, the director of the film, did not take offense and instead chose to focus on the positive aspects of her film. She believes that the blank-slate mentality of Barbie is what makes the film so unique and special, and that it was this freedom that allowed them to create a story that has resonated with audiences around the world.

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