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Malala Yousafzai Had The Ultimate 'He's Just Ken' Moment After Seeing 'Barbie'—And We're Cackling

The Nobel Peace Prize winner shared a photo of her and her husband, Asser Malik, after they saw 'Barbie' in theaters—and her caption is hilariously iconic.

Malala Yousafzai and Asser Malik
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Education activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai showcased her playful side by enjoying a trip to the movies to see Barbie.

Accompanied by her husband Asser Malik, the couple added a touch of humor to their movie night, capturing the moment in a creative and entertaining fashion.

The couple embraced the whimsy of the occasion by posing for a snapshot within a life-sized Barbie box at the movie theater. The image, featuring Malala in pink attire and her husband sporting a black blazer, humorously juxtaposed their ensembles with the Barbie theme.

In her caption, Malala humorously remarked:

"This Barbie has a Nobel Prize. He’s just Ken."

She added:

"We loved the movie, it was so funny and thoughtful. I hope this caption doesn’t hurt all the Kens as much as the movie Ken."

You can see her post below.

While she playfully teased her husband in her Instagram post, his own response showcased his good-natured spirit.

Malik playfully commented, "I'm Kenough," an endearing nod to the Barbie theme and a testament to their affectionate bond.

You can see his post below.

Instagram screenshot of @asser.malik's response@asser.malik/Instagram

Malala shared her photo—and caption—to Twitter as well.

Many celebrated the couple and adored their cute moment.

While their playful interaction showcased Malala's light-hearted side, it's important to remember what brought her to this point.

Malala gained worldwide recognition in 2012 when, at the age of 15, she survived an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen who targeted her for advocating for girls' education during a period the Taliban had forbidden it in Pakistan.

This traumatic event ignited her commitment to the cause, leading to her becoming an influential advocate for girls' and women's right to education.

In 2014, at the age of 17, Malala made history by becoming the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Her remarkable activism and advocacy were acknowledged with this prestigious honor, which recognized her exceptional efforts in showing "children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations."

From 2013-2017, she completed her secondary school education at Edgbaston High School, Birmingham, England. She earned a spot at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford where after three years of study received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) in 2020.

Malala returned to Oxford in 2023 to become the youngest ever Honorary Fellow at their Linacre College.

Malala's courage and resilience inspired millions around the world, highlighting the transformative power of education.