SINGAPORE: Ong Ye Kung recently shared a photo of himself at a Barbie movie screening, sharing that the film was “rather profound.” Many Singaporeans responded to the comments section of his post.
It’s not every day you see the Minister for Health sporting pink at a Barbie movie screening. Well, on Friday evening (Aug 11), Mr Ong shared a photo of him smiling by a movie poster of the global hit. According to a recent report, the film broke past the $1 billion mark at the global box office.
The film has sparked feminist and anti-patriarchal conversations, with many referring to it as “woke.”
After seeing the film for himself, Mr Ong shared a review of his own, captioning his post, “A rather profound movie…”
Many Singaporeans took to the comments section to share their thoughts on the matter. While some expressed their delight over seeing that the minister saw the film, others shared their opinions on the movie.
“It’s rather profound to see you watching it,” said one, while another wrote, “Can’t believe you went to watch it.”
Still, a third shared, “Yes, The movie is very thought-provoking.”
A fourth pointed out Mr Ong’s choice of clothing, saying “Nice shirt colour to match the occasion.”
One shared a personal experience going to the cinema to see the film. “Haha…I also watched it!” the netizen wrote. Half the cinema was filled with GenX and GenY expatriates who used to play Barbie and Ken in the 80s to 90s!”
Still, one commented, “A profound man giving a verdict on a profound movie,” while another pointed out, “Yes it is profound how our society has evolved. Many children and young adults went to watch it.”
One user hoped that Mr Ong also watched Oppenheimer, another blockbuster film that premiered on the same day as Barbie. “I hope you’re doing the full Barbenheimer experience, Minister Ong.”
The Barbenheimer experience is somewhat of a phenomenon where people go to the cinema to watch both blockbusters back-to-back.