As Dearly previously reported, actress Keira Knightley went on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” and revealed she banned two classic Disney movies from her home.
The mom-of-one said she doesn’t let her 3-year-old daughter watch Cinderella or The Little Mermaid.
“Cinderella, banned, because you know she waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t rescue yourself, obviously. And this is the one I’m quite annoyed about because I really like the film but Little Mermaid. I mean the songs are great but do not give your voice up for a man, hello.”
Now, actress Kristen Bell is admitting that she doesn’t like what another Disney classic is teaching her two young daughters.
According to Parent, Bell says she likes to talk about not taking things from strangers and consent with her daughters every time they read “Snow White”:
“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.’ …
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!”
However, other parents thought Bell needed to lighten up when it came to the Disney classic:
Is it really that serious… it’s a animated kids movie. Not everything needs a message and has to teach you how to raise your children. It’s enjoyment sheesh
— B͢ཞ∌∉⃝⃕Z͙կ (@Tru_Breezy) October 18, 2018
Kristen, I like you/movies but girl, you are WAY off base here.
Once you start politicizing Disney movies, you’ve ventured into the realm of fanaticism.
Puulease don’t go down this path again.
— blake peebles (@rpeeble1) October 18, 2018
??Please don't @IMKristenBell … just ? ugh … don't be a lunatic. Please ??. Lighten up and just be normal. It's Snow Freaking White!
— Mel A. (@MelA_0922) October 18, 2018
Bell eventually clapped back at those who weren’t taking her message seriously.
The actress took to Twitter in an attempt to drive her point home:
Actually, everything IS a message to our children, because they are sponges that soak up everything and are learning how to be adults through what they see. I want my girls to see and practice critical thinking and respectful behavior.
…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.
The Daily Blast later called Bell’s lessons “awesome teachable moments”:
— Daily Blast LIVE (@dailyblastlive) October 18, 2018