"He's just Ken," but Ryan Gosling cares deeply about him.
And the Barbie counterpart has no time for trolls claiming he's "too old" to play the plastic arm piece, pretending they've "cared about Ken this whole time."
In a recent interview with GQ, Gosling opened up about ageist remarks made about the casting of him as Ken.
“It is funny, this kind of clutching-your-pearls idea of, like, #notmyken. Like you ever thought about Ken before this?”
“Everyone was fine with that, for him to have a job that is nothing. But suddenly, it’s like, ‘No, we’ve cared about Ken this whole time.’"
"No, you didn’t. You never did. You never cared."
"Barbie never f**ked with Ken. That’s the point."
"If you ever really cared about Ken, you would know that nobody cared about Ken."
"So your hypocrisy is exposed. This is why his story must be told.”
People on social media absolutely loved that Gosling jumped to the defense of his dear Ken.
In the interview, Gosling admitted he's now fully invested in Ken.
"I care about this dude now. I'm like his representative."
"'Ken couldn't show up to receive this award, so I'm here to accept it for him.'"
Gosling admitted Ken is closely connected with his younger self and attributes his success to that guy.
“There’s something about this Ken that really, I think, relates to that version of myself."
"Just, like, the guy that was putting on Hammer pants and dancing at the mall and smelling like Drakkar Noir and Aqua Net-ing bangs. I owe that kid a lot."
"I feel like I was very quick to distance myself from him when I started making more serious films."
"But the reality is that, like, he’s the reason I have everything I have.”
How many days until July 21?