Arabs Reaction Toward The Postponement Of The Barbie Movie Release Date In UAE & Egypt

In a recent turn of events, the release of the highly anticipated ‘Barbie’ movie has been pushed back to August 31 by VOX cinemas in the UAE and Egypt. The movie was originally scheduled to premiere on July 19, two days before the global release date. Leaving fans of the Mattel doll disappointed, let’s delve into the reasons behind this postponement and Arabs’ reaction toward this decision.

Fans of ‘Barbie’ were disappointed by the delay as they had planned to participate in the global ‘Barbenheimer’ trend, which involved watching both ‘Barbie’ and Christopher Nolan’s biographical thriller ‘Oppenheimer’ back-to-back since they initially shared the same release dates.

People’s reaction toward the delay decision wasn’t very pleasant as many think it’s been delayed for sensitive content and others think it’s the first step before banning it from cinemas in Egypt and the UAE. While no official reason was given for the delay it is evident that there were elements within the movie that clashed with local sensibilities, which urged people to voice out their frustration online by saying it’s unnecessary censorship to artistic freedom.

There’s nothing to do now, but wait until August 31 to dust off our pink outfits and maybe even pull off a ‘Barbenheimer.’

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