Should the girls stop watching the Disney movies?
November 22, 2018 3:40am CST
Two weeks ago actress Keira Knightley forbided her three-year-old daughter from watching the Disney movies "Cinderella" and "The Little Mermaid". It was not the only one: several mothers of the film world did the same. Keira says in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that she finds sexism in some old Disney films and does not want it to be absorbed by her daughter. For the actress, it is not normal that the prince kiss Snow White without her permission: "You can not kiss someone who is sleeping!". Did you think about it when you saw the movie? Was it just me who never thought of such a thing? My daughter loves Disney movies, I grew up watching disney movies and I think it didn't change the way I think now. As far as I am concerned I will let my daughter watch disney movies .
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I think that the world is becoming paranoid and this is horrible. Kids are innocent and there was nothing sexist in those movies, we loved them when we were kids, adults are ruining everything. Do they think it's better to let their kids play with their phone and to watch YouTube videos? Those are dangerous!
• United States
My grand children will always watch the Disney movies just as my kids did. I think this world needs to slow their jets and stop reading something into every thing out there anymore. Things that have been fine for centuries are now sexist or degrading or something else. I think they need to let children be children and stop pushing all this crap on them. Just my opinion!!
• Bunbury, Australia
If you go down this track, you would never watch your children watch anything. I tried to limit the amount of violence my kids watched but you can't shield them from everything. And I think children soon learn that these are just stories.
I have heard a lot of stories about Disney's princesses before like Snow white lives with 7 men, Cinderella is disobedient and Rupenzel let men into the house when mom is not at home. But my child still watches them. I think it is about what you as a parent does, more than what others do that impacts your child's life.
@nela13 I thought the prince kissed snow white inorder to wake her up. I guess I look at it differently then they do. How do your girls react when they want the movies? If they just enjoy them then let them watch or maybe pick which ones that you feel are good for them to watch.
• Quezon City, Philippines
I think they are just over reacting to the movies. I feel Disney movies are the safest movies children can watch. Although there may be some sexism in the stories but which movies does not depict as such. Most films cartoons or not is guilty of depicting sexism in their story. This celebrities are just seeking attention I guess from their fans.
• Quezon City, Philippines
@nela13 I have grown up to see disney movies all my life and never felt it as sexist. The storyline maybe because they base it in the times in the past that they saw women were less than men but it also shows the girls in the story as being strong and tries their best to excel from their roles.