Barbie has gotten caught up in a global dispute, and as a result, her new, upcoming flick has been banned in Vietnam.
Here’s the deal … it’s all over something called the “nine-dash line” — carving out China’s territorial claim. It’s located near the South China Sea. Vietnam and other countries are vying for that same territory.
The movie apparently showcases a map that shows nine-dash line is part of China’s territory, and that was enough for Vietnam to 86 the film, which is set to debut July 21st.
A rep for the Vietnam Cinema Department put it bluntly … “We do not grant a license for the American movie Barbie to release in Vietnam because it contains the offending image of the nine-dash line.”