Vietnam has banned the ‘Barbie’ movie over a disputed South China Sea map. The map in question reportedly shows the “nine-dash line,” which is used by China to claim a large portion of the South China Sea.
The ‘Barbie’ movie, which is based on the popular doll franchise, has faced controversy in other countries as well. In Malaysia, the film was banned due to concerns over its portrayal of LGBTQ+ characters. The inclusion of the “nine-dash line” in the ‘Barbie’ movie has sparked further controversy and led to its ban in Vietnam.
The South China Sea is a contentious issue, with multiple countries claiming sovereignty over various parts of the region. The area is rich in natural resources and is a vital shipping lane, making it a strategically important location. The “nine-dash line” used by China to claim a large portion of the South China Sea has been a source of tension between China and other countries in the region.
It remains to be seen if other countries will follow Vietnam’s lead and ban the ‘Barbie’ movie over its portrayal of the South China Sea map. The controversy surrounding the film highlights the ongoing tensions in the region and the potential for media and entertainment to become embroiled in political disputes.