When deliriously liberal actress Kristen Bell revealed this week that she believes that Disney has been teaching her daughters bad lessons, she hadn’t been referencing the entertainment conglomerate’s decision to introduce gay characters into its kids’ shows or demean Christians.
Bell, who played the voice of Anna in Disney’s ‘Frozen,’ had instead been alluding to Disney’s allegedly inappropriate messaging about consent between the sexes.
In an interview with Parents magazine, the actress said that whenever she finishes reading “Snow White” to her daughters, she looks at them and asks, “Don’t you think that it’s weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission? Because you can not kiss someone if they’re sleeping!”
In the centuries-old classic fairy tale, an evil witch offers princess Snow White a poisoned apple. When the princess eats it, she falls into a “sleeping death” (or coma) that can only be cured by a kiss of true love. The story concludes after Prince Charming kisses Snow White, thus saving her from certain death. The story is meant to be romantic, but Bell clearly views things differently.
A lot of people on social media think this mentality is just plain dumb and indicative of how radical the #MeToo movement has become since its inception last year :
Kristen Bell is an idiot! So the Prince kisses Sleeping Beauty without permission because she’s in a coma FFS! The 21st #metoo version of this fairytale is clearly “Walk away Prince, let the her sleep forever, it’s not worth it!”. Don’t be a hero, she’ll sue!
— Paul (@VisitorPaul) October 18, 2018
@IMKristenBell WTF is wrong with you? Sleeping beauty was poisoned and the prince was saving her life, you asshole. You Hollywood idiots need to STFU and go away. Is the water out there really tasty? Because you are all drinking the same wacky shit.
— ❌TishaL❌ (@TishaL62) October 18, 2018
Its a fairy tale for crying out loud! This Feminist crap is going to a new level. The next issue will be “why does the male have to rescue the female, why can’t the female rescue the male” Idiots
— Shane (@Wayno123) October 20, 2018
She is nuts! Then don’t expose Snow White to your children. She is an idiot! And that is what is wrong with the Elites of HOLLYWOOD! F-them . not watching the good place anymore. Can’t Believe her nonsense . @IMKristenBell
— NYBill (@william_mendel) October 20, 2018
@IMKristenBell Obviously you don’t have think much of Disney movies! They were excellent, warm, and made for children! u r a complete idiot to think because he kisses her at the end is a wrong message! How ignorance plays 110% in the world of Hollywood.
— Teresa Radoslovich (@tmr39535) October 19, 2018
He literally saves her life in the story @IMKristenBell
You’re an idiot if you don’t know/understand that
God help/save your children from your ignorance
— Jonathan (@prattdbz) October 19, 2018
@IMKristenBell you just proved what a blithering idiot you are. The story was Snow White was in a comatose situation so the kiss was to be a life saving one. I guess you’re against what today could be called life saving measures. Keep embarrassing yourself
— THE BLUE PUDDLE (@bobusa20) October 19, 2018
According to @IMKristenBell, a male #Paramedic should NEVER give #CPR to a woman, who’s unconscious, unless she first gives him APPROVAL to save her life! #StupidLiberals?? #SnowWhite
— David Higgins (@dhiggins63) October 19, 2018
David Higgins had a point. Every single day countless paramedics across the world use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to save people without their permission. Is what they’re doing also wrong?
During her interview, Bell also complained about Snow White accepting an apple from the witch, saying, “Every time we close Snow White I look at my girls and ask, ‘Don’t you think it’s weird that Snow White didn’t ask the old witch why she needed to eat the apple? Or where she got that apple?'”
“I say, ‘I would never take food from a stranger, would you?’ And my kids are like, ‘No!’ And I’m like, ‘Okay, I’m doing something right.'”
While this advice is much more sensible, it too wasn’t well-received on social media:
I don’t feel the same about it — it’s a fairy tale. My kids knew that kisses don’t wake up people in comas and that witches don’t hand out poison apples. Have a good weekend!
— Donna Biroczky (@DangerCupcake) October 19, 2018
Of course in real life that doesn’t work. First of all it’s a story. Second, there’s no such thing as witches or poisoned apples. So the comparison didn’t make much sense. She failed to make that distinction.
— Lorenzo (@LorenzoRosso92) October 19, 2018
Maybe the lesson should be, “Don’t take an apple from someone who looks like a witch.” Or, “Don’t be so narcissistic that you want to kill someone who is prettier.” Or, maybe it’s just a simple story for kids to enjoy without paranoid analyses.
— HG Fargo (@hgfargo) October 19, 2018
Their point was that “Snow White” is a fairy style, not a guidebook on how to live life.
Bell has rebuffed these criticisms by arguing that she’s just trying to teach her daughters to think critically: “I’m a mom who wants my girls to possess critical thinking and aks a ton of questions. So that’s what we do when we read books,” she tweeted Thursday.
Thank u Margot, I find the outrage annoying and misplaced as well. I’m a mom who wants my girls to possess critical thinking and aks a ton of questions. So that’s what we do when we read books. https://t.co/wptcM2DfLt
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) October 18, 2018
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