Wednesday 14 November 2018

'Snow White' sends wrong message to girls on consent: Bell

‘Weird kiss’: Kristen Bell warned her two daughters about the prince character in ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’
‘Weird kiss’: Kristen Bell warned her two daughters about the prince character in ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’

Nick Allen

'Snow White' has become the latest target of the #MeToo movement amid claims the Disney version of the fairy tale encourages men to kiss women without consent.

Actress Kristen Bell, who voices Princess Anna in another Disney blockbuster 'Frozen', said she had warned her two daughters about the male character's behaviour.

Bell (38) told 'Parents' magazine: "Don't you think it's weird the prince kisses Snow White without her permission? Because you cannot kiss someone if they're sleeping!"

In 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs', Disney's 1937 animated film, which differs in part from the 19th century Brothers Grimm fairy tale, a prince kisses the unconscious Snow White and she wakes up.

James Woods, the conservative Hollywood actor, criticised Bell for her comments.

He asked if she was referring to "the Snow White in a coma, who can only be awakened by the kiss of her one true love? That Snow White? Or the loony feminist Snow White?"

Irish Independent

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