Calls for Disney to "change the plot line" of Snow White have recently started following claims that it promotes "kissing without consent" - though not everyone can see the problem.
Here's the full story...
Now, we all know that Disney is no stranger to controversy.
Over the years, the media giant has been known to be involved in several different scandals...
One of the main ones being its lack of diversity.
my mom was complaining abt lack of diversity in disney princesses and american girl dolls and im really happy because yes— ☆ pups ☆ (@☆ pups ☆)1449375940.0
We have always been subjected to the same image...
Most Disney characters have always been white, no matter if they are male or female - it was only in 2009 that we got our first-ever Black Disney princess, Tiana.
Since that foot in the door, we have slowly seen a more varied line-up...
Disney characters are now coming in all different races and ethnicities and, though we're not completely there yet, it's good to see the difference.
We even got a Black Ariel.
Though the news didn't sit well with everyone...
If I hear one more person bitching about Ariel being black, I’m going to scream. Imagine how bad Halle Bailey feels… https://t.co/sgdUpIUYsU— alex aldridge (@alex aldridge)1562416933.0
And a year later, we were pleased to meet our first-ever Black prince.
While some people have claimed that Chadwick Boseman was, in fact, the first Black prince...
Technically he is ruled under the Marvel label and, even though Disney now owns Marvel, both of the companies stand as separate entities.
But this time, Disney has found itself in hot water for something else...
Calls have been made for Disney to "change the plotline" of Snow White as it promotes "kissing without consent"...
But, not everyone agrees.
@nypost Seriously! People have way too much time on their hands.— Lori M. Hodges (@Lori M. Hodges)1620061869.0
@nypost Can people give it up already? It’s a children’s cartoon— Thomas Bosco (@Thomas Bosco)1620061741.0
Due to waking up this #WednesdayMorning to the ludicrous news that Snow White has received criticism because she is… https://t.co/qbmuBFezEE— @TheRealDeclanKincaid (@@TheRealDeclanKincaid)1620207549.0
Concent is very important in the real world of course it is and we must have those conversations..... but let's no… https://t.co/7WL25BAnT9— Kayleigh Walters 👨👩👧 (@Kayleigh Walters 👨👩👧)1620207634.0
OMG!! Disney's Snow White shows "A lack of consent" coz she's asleep when he kisses her! I've heard it all now ffs… https://t.co/BYodqheAup— ⚒Nicola⚒ GSBOUT (@⚒Nicola⚒ GSBOUT)1620206084.0
Linking the 1937 cartoon Snow White to date rape?! Just wow! 😲 #ThisMorning https://t.co/uB4kMzpuCV— Amy 💙🌈 (@Amy 💙🌈)1620206213.0
#GMB Who the fk is watching Snow-white and getting triggered? https://t.co/Ortb7MCPjS— Russell kelly (@Russell kelly)1620199593.0
The criticism first began as a result of Disneyland's grand reopening following its closure due to the current pandemic.
Upon reopening, the park revamped many of its rides - including the Snow White Enchanted Wish ride.
The Snow White Enchanted Wish ride takes guests aboard a wooden mine cart as they accompany the princess as she eschews the clutches of the Evil Queen.
At the end, it concludes with Prince Charming kissing a sleeping Snow White which some think is not consensual.
A debate on the matter recently took place on UK morning television.
One woman, relationship expert, Emiliana Silvestri, disagreed with the claims that it promotes kissing without the consent.
"I watched all the Disney films as a child, so does my child, and neither of us are confused about consent," Silvestri said while on Good Morning Britain.
"I think [consent teaching] is the responsibility of the parent. It's an important conversation to be having, but it's not Disney we should be looking to that's the cause of this problem."
"Disney has evolved through criticism and they have changed the characters throughout the years. This is a very historical story and I don't think they should have to change history because of this consent debate, when the story never caused any issues."
While dating historian, Nichi Hodgson, disagreed stating that she believed the kiss is problematic, as it promotes kissing without consent.
"Many parents don't know what their children are watching. And may not be paying attention," Hodgson said.
"Disney has a moral duty. They can be an ethical business if they want to be. They make billions every year from their films. Children watch their films from a very young age, and they are some of the first stories they imbibe."
"The original story does not end with a kiss, Disney invented that kiss," she continued.
"They do have responsibility for changing the original plotline."
What do you think?
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