Insurrection Barbie

What does Insurrection Barbie mean?

A lady who strongly holds ultra-conservative views

Insurrection Barbie is a term used to describe women who strongly uphold conservative views, including support for the infamous U.S. Capitol riots on January 6th, 2021, and who bear a physical resemblance to the classic Barbie doll (usually slim with blonde hair). This term is typically used by individuals with moderate and liberal views as a form of criticism or insult.

The term first gained traction in 2021 when internet users lambasted a woman named Jenna Ryan for her role in the Capitol riots. Ryan’s defiant stance and lack of remorse, evident in her tweets about the riots, provoked widespread scorn, leading to the popularization of the term ‘Insurrection Barbie’.

The term saw a resurgence in usage in August 2022, when a clash occurred on Twitter between two country music figures. Brittany Aldean, wife of country singer Jason Aldean, was labelled an ‘Insurrection Barbie’ by Maren Morris, another country singer. This occurred after Aldean made contentious remarks about gender identity, which Morris took issue with.

Example for using ‘Insurrection Barbie’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that tweet from Maren Morris?

Yeah, she called Brittany Aldean an “Insurrection Barbie”. What’s that supposed to mean?

It’s a term for women with ultra-conservative beliefs, kind of like a Barbie doll but with conservative views.

Ah, got it. So it’s like an insult.