Disneyland is the latest battleground in the canceled culture war after a new trip was considered problematic over Prince Charming kissing Snow White “without consent”.
California Amusement Park reopened after pandemic lockdowns with the renewed “Snow White’s Enchanted Wish” tour featuring an animatronic recreation of the legendary smooch.
In a review of the new trip to SFGate.com, outlet editor Katie Dowd and contributor Julie Tremaine wrote that the kiss should be removed like other ‘problematic scenes from rides like Jungle Cruise and Splash Mountain’.
“Do not we already agree that consent in early Disney movies is a big issue? Teaching children to kiss when it has not been determined if both parties are willing to get involved is not OK?”
“It’s hard to understand why in 2021 Disneyland would choose to add a scene with such old – fashioned ideas about what a man is allowed to do to a woman.”
Disney announced earlier this year that it would redesign The Jungle Cruise to replace the character “Trader Sam”, a salesman with shrunken heads. Splash Mountain, meanwhile, was revised to remove stereotypes. The company has been contacted for comment.
The story of SFGate.com quickly went viral as critics and defenders grabbed the review as either an example of the left-leaning cancellation of cultural bullying that ripped history or the right wing’s latest occupation after Dr. Seuss (who completed the publication of insensitive books) and Mr. Kartoffelhoved (dropping the gendered “Mr.”)
Fox News host Todd Piro on Monday compared Prince Charming’s kiss on a poisoned snow white to saving someone’s life with CPR.
As the classic Disney story goes, Snow White is poisoned by an evil queen who is jealous of her beauty. She remains in a coma until the spell is broken by the first kiss of love. She and Prince Charming live happily ever after.
“So for the two people who wrote this story, if you’ve sick and someone needs to perform CPR on you, are you upset about consent? No. You do not have an option in the case,” he said.
“And I do not think anyone looks at the prince’s charming kiss of snow white and says, boy, it’s a microcosm of rape culture in college… I’m not saying that rape culture to date is a positive thing. A little daughter right up here in my “Absolutely not want it, but let’s divide this. This is a cartoon, this is a fable from many, many years. It’s not what we all fear as fathers of daughters.”
While the authors, Mrs. Dowd and Mrs. Tremaine, did not respond immediately The independent requesting comment on the response to their review, they acknowledged in their piece that Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is actually not real life.
“A kiss he gives her without her consent while she sleeps, which cannot possibly be true love if only one person knows it is happening,” they wrote.
“Still, with the flashing lights all around and the beautiful special effects, the last scene is beautifully executed – as long as you see it as an adventure, not a life lesson.”