Juhi Parmar took to social media and wrote a long note about the reason why she walked out of the theatre screening Barbie and that within 15 minutes!
Even much before the Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling starrer ‘Barbie’ hit the theatres, it had already started making noise all over. Thanks to the craze for barbie and the fandom it enjoys, everyone all over were eagerly awaiting the release of the film. Back home, many of the general public as well as the celebrities were extremely eager to watch the film. TV actress Juhi Parmar was no different.
That’s why, Juhi Parmar took her 10-year-old daughter, Samairra, to watch the much-talked about and most-eagerly awaited Hollywood film ‘Barbie’. Unlike many others who sae the film and were seen coming out of the theatres with a smile, Juhi Parmar’s ‘experience’ with the film was a bit different. As a concerned parent, she took to social media and penned a long note as she shared her review of the film.
She captioned the long note stating, “A lot of my own audience is not going to happy with what I share today, some of you may send me a lot of angst but I share this note as a concerned parent to Barbie! And for the other parents out there, don’t make the mistake I did and please do check before you take your child for the film, that choice is yours! #responsibleparentingwithjuhi #parenting #responsibleparenting #parent."
She started the post stating, “Dear Barbie, I start with owning up to my mistake, I took my 10-year-old daughter Samairra to watch your film without researching the fact that it was a "PG-13" movie. 10 minutes into the movie, inappropriate language, sexual connotations and I was anxiously running out of the theater wondering what had I just exposed my child to. She had been waiting to watch your film and here I was just shocked, disappointed and heartbroken with what I had just exposed her to”.
She continued, “I was the first one to walk out of the movie within 10/15 minutes and by the time I reached out, I saw other parents following with their little ones crying, while some parents chose to stay back to watch the entire movie. I'm glad though that I chose to walk out within 10-15 minutes as I didn't even want to think about how much worse it would have got-ten...In fact I would say leave Pg-13, the language and content in your film Barbie is inappropriate even for children 13 and above”
She also went onto say that, just like many women, she too had the Barbie dolls when she was a child. She, then, questioned that, “why make a movie that is such an essential part of a child's life and then have content in it which is so inappropriate for them”. She, then, even confessed that she had made a mistake by not doing her research (about the film). At the same time, she even questioned as to why there were no reminders and checks and that why were the theatres not reminding parents that ‘we hope you are aware that this is a PG-13 movie’. She added that, after she went back and checked the promos, she realized that none of them even gave a glimpse of the inappropriate language that was coming up in the movie.
Besides the other points that Juhi Parmar highlighted, towards the end of the long note, she did make it a point to ask her main question here... “WHY DID YOU BREAK THE PERFECT ILLUSION OF BARBIE? Why make Barbie inappropriate for kids and a Pg-13 movie rather than one which everyone could enjoy with family”