A large political action committee dedicated to defeating Ted Cruz is making fun of the Republican's recent Barbie movie criticisms with a mock commercial promoting the new “Ted Cruz doll collection.”
The "Lose Cruz" super PAC posted a parody commercial to their Twitter on Thursday, mocking the Texas Senator's recent comments about the Barbie movie. The video highlights some of Cruz's biggest scandals as he runs for reelection in 2024.
"Since Ted Cruz is more focused on attacking Barbie than doing his job, we’re launching a new collection of Barbies inspired by his (lack of) work!" the Tweet reads. "Introducing the Ted Cruz Barbie doll collection!"
The fake dolls featured in the video include Insurrection Barbie, Podcaster Barbie, and Cancun Barbie. Insurrection Barbie pokes fun at Cruz's defense of former president Donald Trump, who falsely asserted he won the 2020 presidential election and sparked the January 6 capital Insurrection. Cancun Barbie mocks the infamous vacation Cruz took during historic power outages in Texas -- a state-wide crisis during which the Senator avoided his duties.
“That's right, the Senator more focused on Barbie than his own job now has his own line of toys," the video says. "You can get ‘Insurrection Barbie’: Play at the podium as you try to destroy democracy. Try ‘Podcaster Barbie’: With your recording studio, you can promote the MAGA agenda. And everyone’s favorite, ‘Cancun Barbie’: Grab your luggage and hop on a plane to avoid your responsibilities."
Barbie is projected to be the biggest movie of the summer, but faced some backlash internationally after a hand-drawn map in the trailer featured borders aligned with China's claims to territory, which were rejected by the United Nations in 2016. Vietnam banned the film from being shown in the country because of the map, while the Philippines ultimately decided against banning it.
Cruz also commented on the map, quick to slam the child-like drawing as "Chinese Communist Party propaganda"
“China wants to control what Americans see, hear, and ultimately think, and they leverage their massive film markets to coerce American companies into pushing Chinese Communist Party propaganda — just like the way the Barbie film seems to have done with the map,” a spokesperson for Cruz said.
A spokesperson for Warner Bros. previously told Variety: “The map in Barbie Land is a child-like crayon drawing. ... The doodles depict Barbie’s make-believe journey from Barbie Land to the ‘real world.’ It was not intended to make any type of statement.”