Australian actress Margot Robbie, who is playing the lead in the new Barbie movie, has caused quite a stir within the crypto community after stating that simply talking about Bitcoin (BTC) gives off Ken vibes.
In the last 24 hours, the crypto community on Twitter, including Microstrategy’s Michael Saylor and prominent Youtuber Layah Heilpern, showed a mixed response to Robbie’s statement about Bitcoin that she said in an interview with Fandango on June 22.
— Michael Saylor⚡️ (@saylor) July 28, 2023
Robbie revealed that every time she overheard her husband Tom Ackerley and television producer Heymen discussing Bitcoin on set, it brought to mind the traits of Ken, the fictional co-star character in Barbie, portrayed by Ryan Gosling.
“When David and Tom would start talking about Bitcoin or something, Gretta and I would be like you’re being such Kens!”
Along with Saylor declaring that Bitcoin is in fact “Big Ken Energy,” several other prominent figures in the crypto industry shared their thoughts on Robbie’s comment.
Crypto influencer Girl Gone Crypto told her 225,000 Twitter Followers that she is “so bullish” after hearing Robbie’s comments on Bitcoin.
Bitcoiners last week: yah haven’t seen the Barbie movie, whatever, looks dumb
Bitcoiners today: MARGOT ROBBIE SAID THAT BITCOIN IS BIG KEN ENERGY, SO BULLISH
— Girl Gone Crypto (@girlgone_crypto) July 29, 2023
Meanwhile, Layah Heilpern perceived Robbie’s comments differently, suggesting that she interpreted it as an insult. She explained to her 621,400 Twitter followers that Robbie was implying that male Bitcoin enthusiasts are “weak and pathetic.”
When Margot Robbie said you’re a Ken if talk #bitcoin
She meant you’re weak and pathetic. This was not a good thing
— Layah Heilpern (@LayahHeilpern) July 29, 2023
Robbie stated in the interview that it is hard to define what makes a Ken, or what gives off Ken energy can be subjective.
“It is not something you can define; it is just something you can sense” Robbie stated.
Meanwhile a United States psychologist indicates that having “Ken energy” could be a sign of selflessness and the ability to adapt to different situations.
Dr Mark Travers, lead psychologist at Awake Therapy, stated in a July 13 Forbes report, that the character of Ken challenges traditional gender stereotypes.
“In a universe which revolves around Barbie, Ken has only a supportive role to play, and he plays it gladly” Travers stated, adding:
“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.”
Steven Lubka, a managing director at Swan Bitcoin, shared the video and suggested it could be positive for the Bitcoin community, declaring “we are so back.”
Barbie said we are all Ken’s
We are so back
— Steven Lubka (@DzambhalaHODL) July 29, 2023