Hollywood actress became the target of social media criticism for questioning the children's story
Hollywood actress Kristen Bell, the voice behind Frozen's Anna, believes that Disney's Snow White sends wrong messages to young children. Bell told Parents.com about her concerns when she discusses the Disney classic with her daughters Lincoln (aged five) and Delta (aged three).
More specifically, the 38-year-old actress fears that Snow White does not reflect the values she wants to pass on to her daughters, especially regarding strangers. "Every time we close [the Snow White 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? Or where she got the apple?' I say, 'I would never take food from a stranger, would you?' And my kids are like, 'No!' And I'm like, 'OK, I'm doing something right.'" The actress also questioned the Prince's assumptions when he kissed Snow White.
"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 said.
It should be noted that In the 1938 Disney classic, Snow White falls asleep after eating a poisoned apple from a witch who is jealous of her beauty. She remains in a slumber for a year until a prince, who had fallen in love with her, comes and kisses her.