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.

Knightley explained:

“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:

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:

https://twitter.com/IMKristenBell/status/1052959959502094336

She wrote:

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.

Bell added:

…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”:

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2 Replies to “Kristen Bell Admits She Uses a Disney Movie to Teach Daughters About Consent— Fans Aren’t Happy About It”

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    I believe you are right ON POINT‼️‼️‼️
    Our children are sponges‼️‼️ I utilized the books I read to my son and TV programs to make my points to him as a Morher. I insisted that he talk to me about ANYTHING that bothers him or he didn’t understand. ANS, I also insisted he treat ME and ANY OTHER FEMALE with RESPECT‼️‼️ I needed for him to be .educated about how to treat others and how others treated him‼️‼️
    I am very HAPPY to report he turned out to be an amazing adult, a wonderful child and a super friend‼️‼️‼️‼️

  • RO 2 years ago

    Agree with Kristen! This also goes for violent video games! Horrible to think it’s okay for even teens to have a goal of killing someone as in Fortnight, the most popular kids game. Allowing kids to play these are as bad as allowing your kids to be youth Nazis in WWII. Just because everyone is doing it does not make it right.

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