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Kristen Bell defends slamming Prince Charming for kissing Snow White ‘without her permission’

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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 :

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:

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.

Vivek Saxena


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