Actress Margot Robbie was chosen to play the iconic doll Barbie in the highest-grossing movie of 2023, generating over $1.4 billion worldwide. However, Robbie recently revealed that she originally wanted Israeli actress Gal Gadot for the role. Director Greta Gerwig insisted on Robbie's casting instead. Comedian Amy Schumer had also been offered the role of Barbie in a different project back in 2016 but left due to creative differences. Given these circumstances and the actresses' support for Israel, some jokes on social media have referred to "Zionist Barbie." Both Gadot and Schumer have faced criticism and praise for their stance on the Israel-Hamas conflict. Some users questioned their silence regarding the release of hostages by Hamas.