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‘Barbie’ Star Margot Robbie Makes Intriguing Comparison with Bitcoin to Ken

Published July 31, 2023 10:10 AM
Teuta Franjkovic
Published July 31, 2023 10:10 AM
Key Takeaways
  • Margot Robbie, the actress in the film Barbie, stated Bitcoin emits “the energy of Ken”
  • The whole cryptocurrency community, from influencers to psychologists, weighed in on the actress’ interview
  • Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor and social media personality Layah Heilpern responded differently to Robbie’s assertion that Bitcoin emits “Ken vibes”

After making statements on Bitcoin, Australian actress Margot Robbie, aka the Barbie actress, aroused curiosity. Robbie compared the virtual money to Ken, Barbie’s enduring fictional character and well-known sidekick.

Robbie stated that she overheard her husband, Tom Ackerley, and TV producer David Heyman discussing Bitcoin while they were on the set. Ken, Ryan Gosling’s fictitious co-star character in the film Barbie reminded her of these discussions.

In Robbie’s opinion, the discussions on Bitcoin seemed to reflect Ken’s persona, leading her and her colleague Gretta to refer to them as “being such Kens.”

Michael Saylor, the CEO of MicroStrategy, shared the video on X on Sunday and claimed that “Bitcoin is Big Ken Energy.”

CCN reached out to Michael Saylor for commentary but did not receive a reply at the time of publishing.

What’s a Ken Energy?

Ryan Gosling retreated when asked about the idea of “Ken Energy” in a Yahoo Entertainment interview. He instead looked to Robbie for help in defining the phrase.

Meanwhile, Robbie explained the concept of “Ken Energy” and admitted how difficult it was to express. She clarified that it’s sort of a play on the abbreviation BDE, in which B is not for Bitcoin but it stands for “big d**k energy.”

Crypto Twitter Community Reacts

To understand the context of Robbie’s statement, one must be aware of the importance of Barbie and Ken in popular culture. Barbie, a doll made by Mattel, has stood for centuries as a symbol of style and elegance. Barbie frequently depicts Ken, her fictitious companion, as a helpful and fashionable partner.

Lea Thompson, a crypto influencer best known by her Twitter handle Girl Gone Crypto and her 225,000 followers, declared that after hearing Robbie discuss Bitcoin, she is “so bullish.”

Layah Heilpern, on the other hand, apparently took Robbie’s comments in a different light and saw it as an insult to guys who discuss Bitcoin.

On July 30, Heilpern informed her 621,400 Twitter followers of Robbie’s suggested characterization of male Bitcoin aficionados as “weak and pathetic.”

According to Mark Travers, chief psychologist at Awake Therapy, Ken’s energy could indicate someone who is selfless and versatile.

Travers claimed that Ken breaks conventional gender norms in a Forbes article  on July 13.

Travers said, “In a world where Barbie rules, Ken has only a supportive function to perform, and he plays it willingly.

“Barbie is and comes before everything, we see male counterpart Ken relegated to the uni-dimensional and purely aesthetic role that women have often been confined to in the past, in a flippant and parody-like manner,” he said.

Steven Lubka, managing director at Swan Bitcoin, saw Robbie’s remark as a plus for the Barbie and crypto Twitter community with excitement.

On July 29, Lubka tweeted to his 20,200 followers, “We are so back.”

Ongoing Legal Actions Against Crypto-Endorsing Celebs

Robbie’s remarks on Bitcoin were succinct and un-instigating, coming amid continuous legal efforts against public figures who have recently endorsed cryptocurrency.

Most recently, NBA Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler asked to be dropped from a $1 billion class-action lawsuit alleging cryptocurrency exchange Binance promoted unregistered securities.

Butler’s attorneys said in a filing dated July 24 that the tweets that Butler was mentioned did not promote the cited securities and, as a result, could not have assisted in their promotion.

Similar accusations are disputed in the same lawsuit by YouTube stars Ben Armstrong (BitBoy Crypto), Graham Stephan, and Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao.

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