OK, so we’ve already covered Teen Vogue telling its readers everything they need to know about capitalism — that it needs to be destroyed — and now we’re on to Parents Magazine, which is tackling the problematic storylines of classic fairy tales, such as the prince kissing a comatose Snow White without her permission.
— Parents Magazine (@parentsmagazine) October 15, 2018
Actress Kristen Bell talked to Jessica Hartshorn about reading to her daughters, age 5 and 3:
“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.'”
The apple question is not the only one that Bell—a Disney Princess herself as the voice of Anna in Frozen—has after reading the tale. “Don’t you think that it’s weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?” Bell says she has asked her daughters. “Because you can not kiss someone if they’re sleeping!”
Yeah, that is problematic.
"Don't you think it's weird the prince saves her life" https://t.co/rCTjNyzLAe
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) October 17, 2018
I mean it’s not like she was in a COMA due to being POISONED by a WITCH nah he just walked up to her perfectly unconscious body and kissed her for no reason. It’s a fairy tale. He kissed her to lift the curse. It’s a classic story. Stop making it more than it is
— trov (@angrygayrodian) October 17, 2018
that non consensual kiss woke her from a sleeping curse placed on her by a witch in a magical land so I feel like we can excuse it this time.
— Alona Forsythe (@alonaforsythe) October 17, 2018
Bruh I don’t think she could give him the permission seeing as she was unconscious
— StarShine? (@icesorceress4) October 17, 2018
This generation is exhausting.
— olivia colon (@onescoop21) October 17, 2018
Nah I think spontaneity is quite romantic and people need to stop overthinking. Men will not be able to breathe without it being a big issue next.
— Emma (@EmmaHopkinss) October 17, 2018
Yup it is, and that man who kissed me without my permission is now my husband.. Im so glad that he kissed me that night ??
— ̵ мăячăм | المزاريّة (@mareyem1) October 17, 2018
I am survivor of abuse and for me as a child who grew up with Snow White, the story made me remember that not all men are abusers. Thats just my personal view. Know the difference between abuse and affection. He kissed her for love & to break a spell. Dont ruin the story for kids
— ? ? Teresa Cooper (@Teresacooper) October 17, 2018
— The People's MMA ? (@ThePeoplesMMA) October 17, 2018
Oh my .. now Disney Characters are part of the PC culture? I watched those movies growing up and have never depended on a man?
— melissa moon (@MMoon_WREG3) October 17, 2018
Let’s just pretend he performed CPR…
— RECKTURNER (@_RECKTURNER) October 17, 2018
Don’t you think it’s weird that full-grown humans can’t stop obsessing over inconsequential garbage like this?
— AJ Powers (@aj_powers) October 17, 2018
Adults are children in 2018
— Jaydot Gucci?? (@GucciJaydot) October 17, 2018
I think it’s weird that we care what an actress thinks
— Brian Perry (@Perrybr231) October 17, 2018
I’m confused This is coming from the woman who voiced a Disney Princess who wants to marry a man she met for like an hour ??
— ? ?Jonny K ?? (@JCK_89) October 17, 2018
Let it go ?
— Sam vee (@Samvee69) October 17, 2018
— Whatdocowsdrink (@Whatdocowsdrink) October 17, 2018
Oh my god! pic.twitter.com/dNvWgo3CkI
— Ashish (@Ashish_The_One) October 17, 2018
Jesus. Are we overthinking everything now? Should he have gotten a permission slip?
— Stadiums That Rock ? (@stadiumsthatroc) October 17, 2018
Jezebel lends hand to Planned Parenthood chapter that tweeted about Disney princesses and abortion https://t.co/JmCzwfi7Gl
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 29, 2018