In the United States, a review of a new Disneyland attraction based on the movie classic “Snow White” received a lot of media attention. Critics question the attraction’s grand finale, which revolves around the scene in which the prince kisses Snow White to wake her up. Because “the most beautiful in the country” is in a coma, she cannot consent to the kiss. “Problematic and old-fashioned,” say critics. Americans now fear that the classic film is “canceled”.
You remember the plot of the hit Disney movie “Snow White (and the Seven Dwarfs)”. The vain queen can’t stand the fact that Snow White is the most beautiful in the land according to her magic mirror and poisons her with an apple. The dark-haired beauty finds herself in a coma, but luckily the prince is able to save her. He does this by kissing her awake. Problematic, say critics SFGate, published by the Chronicle of San Francisco. “A kiss he gives her without permission while she sleeps can’t be true love.” After all, only one person knows what’s going on, ”they explain in an article about the reworked attraction around the Disney print at Disneyland.
There’s not much wrong with the attraction itself – the ride is enjoyable, and the special effects are great. But that the creators failed to adjust the scene in which the prince wakes up kisses Snow White, the attraction’s grand finale, they find unable. It’s a bad example for young visitors, he says. “Didn’t we agree that we should teach children that kissing is not okay when it is not clear that both parties are consenting?” “It’s hard to see why Disneyland 2021 would choose to include a scene with such old-fashioned ideas.”
The criticism was taken seriously by various American media, which now write that “Snow White” would be “canceled”. However, this does not appear to be the case. If Disney + is already warning against “outdated cultural representations”, such as racism, on certain films, “Snow White” remains freely available for the moment. Additionally, critics are only asking that the attraction be fit for modern standards, not the movie.
On social media, many disagree with the idea that the moral of the 1937 film is outdated. “This scene has been a dream for billions of girls for 80 years and it will remain so,” she sounds on social networks, among others. Incidentally, the criticized scene does not appear in the original Grimm Brothers fairy tale.
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