Disney Stars Kristen Bell and Keira Knightly Diss the Disney Princesses

Brenda Watkins
October 18, 2018

Kristen Bell is careful about what books her kids read.

Kristen Bell, who voices Anna in "Frozen", said she worries that Snow White's story may be sending a wrong message to kids, especially hers.

"The Snow White in a coma, who can only be awakened by the kiss of her one true love?"

'Every time we close [the book], 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?"

'I say, "I would never take food from a stranger, would you?" But that's not Bell's only contention with the fairy tale classic; it's the method by which Snow White awakens from her poisonous slumber that really irks the actress.

Not only did she ask about the apple, she also asked them about the prince kissing Snow White to wake her up, "Don't you think that it's weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?" "Because you cannot kiss someone if they're sleeping!"

Bell's parenting philosophy seems to be similar to that of Keira Knightley.

"Because, you know, she waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don't. Rescue yourself, obviously", Knightley said. The 33-year-old British actress appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this week and revealed that her 3-year-old daughter, Edie, is not allowed to watch a couple of Disney flicks.

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However, Bell, 38, wants her daughters to question the morality behind such a plotline in a post-#MeToo-awareness world where consent is considered the most important factor between two people engaging in any sexual or romantic activity.

And when it came to "Little Mermaid", Knightley questioned the film's message about relying on a "prince charming".

Some fans also pointed out how Snow White isn't the only Disney film that features questionable content.

Kazue Muta, a sociology professor at Osaka University in Japan, wrote on Twitter late previous year that children's stories such as "Snow White" promote sexual violence.

I don't know about you, but I kiss my wife when she's sleeping all the time.

"Not so anxious that you took a job and a paycheck from Disney", one user noted.

"The story has attempted murder, witchcraft, a magic mirror, poison.but the kiss is an issue", one user suggested.

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