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People are convinced Ken swears at Barbie in Toy Story 3 scene

People are convinced Ken swears at Barbie in Toy Story 3 scene

Do you hear it?

A clip of Barbie and Ken from Toy Story 3 has gone viral online after viewers think they can hear Ken swearing at Barbie.

In the clip, viewers think they can hear Ken saying 'f**k' as Barbie shreds up all of his clothes when she finds out the doll has been working with the film's villain, Lotso.

In the specific scene, Barbie ties Ken up in his dreamhouse and rips up his designer garments, including a pair of Hawaiian shorts which she tears in half. Viewers have noticed that in the scene, it sounds like Ken is so upset, he drops the F-bomb. You can watch below:

"Oh Barbie! Those were vintage!," says Ken, but others are hearing something quite different.

Some viewers say they can hear, "Oh f**k! Those were vintage!"

"Do you hear 'Oh Barbie' Or 'Oh f**k'?," TikToker @kittyfeeley asked.

And people had very mixed responses.

One person said: "I’ve never heard oh barbie no matter how hard I try."

While another added: "Nah how are you all hearing 'oh Barbie' he ends with a 'uck' sound not a 'ie'."


Meanwhile a fourth said: "I definitely can’t hear 'oh Barbie' no matter how hard I try."

And a fifth said: "I can hear whichever one I’m thinking about."

Which do you hear?

So why are people hearing two different words?

Back in 2020, the internet was divided after a TikTok video went viral, in which people could hear two different phrases - 'green needle' and 'brainstorm'.

The word people heard seemed to depend on which word they were reading on screen. If you read the word 'brainstorm' while listening to the audio, people reported being able to hear the word 'brainstorm'.

But switch over to 'green needle' and it totally changed again.

Another debate was the 'Yanny vs. Laurel' audio clip, where some people could hear the word 'Yanny' and others the word 'Laurel'. But why does this happen?

Discussing the psychology behind the phenomenon, Dr Kevin Franck, director of audiology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, told TIME that it 'all comes down to the brain'.

"The fact that brains go in one way and some brains go in the other means that we’re all just wired a bit differently based on our experiences.

“The brain is built to turn messy signals into meaning. It just will not give you ambiguity.”

This is blowing our minds, to be honest.

Featured Image Credit: @kittyfeeley/TikTok

Topics: TV And Film