Man ridicules other male moviegoers for watching 'Barbie' by calling them beta and some TikTok creators had the perfect way to shut him down.
In recent times, there has been a notable surge in the presence of life coaches and motivational speakers on social media. Among them are self-proclaimed 'alpha male' content creators who attempt to establish unrealistic standards for true masculinity. While some admire them, others criticize them for promoting toxic viewpoints. An example of such content was found on TikTok, where a creator claimed that watching the Barbie movie would label a man as "100% beta," attracting both attention and controversy.
To respond to this bizarre thought, another TikTok creator @davidsuzuki9 decided to clap back in the most hilarious way possible. David and some of his buddies threw on pink outfits and fuschia wigs and strolled into a movie theater to catch a show of the film starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the lead. The group of friends even clicked pictures with fellow moviegoers and it seems they had a blast watching the 'Barbie.'
TikTok users left their comments cheering on the witty way in which David and his friends shut down the 'alpha male' who considered watching the 'Barbie' film as beta behavior. Beta males are usually looked down upon because they are the ones who choose to follow the alpha males rather than lead like an alpha male. @ronariverah wrote, "I have 3 boys aged under 15. In the end, they were all enthusiastically debating the meeting of Barbie." @thepudupudu added, "My husband made me go and see it and is currently teaching our toddler to dance to the soundtrack."
The viral TikTok video was reposted on Reddit as well by u/mindyour and netizens from the community showed up to share their hilarious reaction to the rebellious pink-clad men as well. u/tunachilimac raised a valid point and wrote: "You'd think these supposedly alpha men wouldn't care what other men choose to do with their time. In this supposed worldview where men are alpha or beta, how is it alpha to spend all your time obsessing over other men? Isn't that beta behavior?" u/machuitzil remarked, "If you're a man who concerns themselves with how manly or unmanly other men are, you're 100% a little b*tch."
u/SecondConsistent4361 joked, "Isn’t waxing your legs so you look cute in your short shorts kind of Beta as well?" u/MotoJer76 commented, "Dude has some serious toxic masculinity issues. Let people watch what they want. It's a freakin movie, man!" 'Barbie' received mostly positive reviews from film critics and regular audiences. "Barbie is one of the most inventive, immaculately crafted and surprising mainstream fits in recent memory - a testament to what can be achieved within even the deepest bowels of capitalism," journalist Clarisse Loughrey wrote in a five-star review, per The Independent.
"It's an unexpected pleasure to report that Greta Gerwig's film - while still fundamentally being a summer comedy adventure about the Barbie toy line - is far from the blunt-force cash grab many of us feared," Robbie Collin wrote on The Telegraph. The satirical take on the picture-perfect world of Barbie struck a chord with older viewers even more than pre-teen kids and proved to be much more than just a star-studded cash-grab film. 'Barbie' was released worldwide on 21st July 2023 and so far it has been leading over 'Oppenheimer' in terms of box office collection which proves women aren't the only ones flocking to the theater to enjoy this film.