‘The F*cking Patriarchy’: Megyn Kelly Criticizes Outrage Over ‘Barbie’ Film Not Getting More Nominations

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Conservative commentator Megyn Kelly criticized those outraged that the film “Barbie” did not receive more Academy Award nominations.

Kelly poked fun at “very angry” feminists who believe actress Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig were “entitled” to Academy Awards nominations for their work on the film “Barbie” in an episode of “The Megyn Kelly Show” published Thursday.

“It’s so ridiculous,” Kelly said. “All the women we choose need to be nominated for the positions we think, otherwise, the fucking patriarchy. That’s literally what they’re tweeting out.”

Kelly mentioned that actress America Ferrera was nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Gerwig and her screenwriter partner Noah Baumbach were nominated for Best Screenplay for the summer blockbuster film.

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“They made a movie about the patriarchy and the patriarchy kept them down,” Kelly said, tongue-in-cheek. “Did they keep America Ferrera down? Because she seems really thrilled that she got this nomination for Best Supporting Actress. And Greta got a nod as Best Screenwriter. But it’s never enough.”

The cast of “Barbie” blasted the Academy Awards after the nominees were announced. Actor Ryan Gosling, who played Ken, told Variety, “there is no Ken without Barbie, and there is no Barbie movie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie.”

(From L) Australian actress Margot Robbie, English actress Rosamund Pike and English filmmaker Emerald Fennell arrive for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 14th Annual Governors Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles on January 9, 2024. (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: Margot Robbie attends the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 07, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 14: Margot Robbie attends the 2024 Critics Choice Awards on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for SeeHer)

Failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton stood in solidarity with Gerwig and Robbie after they were snubbed by the Academy Awards in a social media post Wednesday. She told the director and lead actress that they were “more than Kenough.” (RELATED: ‘Everyone’s Probably Sick Of The Sight Of Me’: Margot Robbie Takes Break From Acting)

“That’s not enough, you see,” Kelly said. “You’re a misogynist unless you actually make Margot Robbie the nominee for Best Actress and recognize Greta in her directing role. And that’s just how life works.”