2021-05-03 21:01:10 UTC
I was sure this story was going to end with some kind of reveal that prince i
trans-testicle or something and therefore it was really a same-sex kiss.
Can't believe Disney missed that opportunity.
One would think that the legal system in a world where witches can put yo
into an irreversible sleep with an apple spell which can only be broken with
kiss, there would be an 'implied consent to kiss' doctrine for victims of i
written into the law.
Just days after Disneyland has reopened with an update to its Snow Whit
attraction, the move is already receiving backlash.
According to Disney, Snow White's Enchanted Wish takes guests aboard a woode
mine cart as they accompany the princess as she escapes the clutches of th
"Begin your fairytale journey in the cozy cottage of the Seven Dwarfs, the
visit dazzling mines filled with glowing gems. Soon you’ll be riding into th
Queen’s sorcery chamber and discovering a magic mirror just as Snow Whit
bites into a poisoned apple!," a description on the theme park's websit
reads. "When all looks lost, will Snow White find her own happily eve
The ride is enhanced with new music, LED back lighting, laser projections, a
animation system, and new scenes, including Snow White dancing and the evi
Queen's collection of spell books and bubbling potions.
"The Snow White attraction has such a rich history," Kim Irvine, creativ
executive for Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney Imagineering, said in
statement. "We wanted to take into account the beautiful scenic work that ha
always existed and retell the story in a special way. We believe guests wil
enjoy this sweet storyline in a stunning experience."
However, it's the "true love's kiss" grand finale between Snow White and he
prince that is drawing scrutiny from the San Francisco Gate.
"The new grand finale of Snow White's Enchanted Wish is the moment when th
Prince finds Snow White asleep under the Evil Queen's spell and gives he
"true love's kiss" to release her from the enchantment," the outlet writes. "
kiss he gives to her without her consent, while she's asleep, which canno
possibly be true love if only one person knows it's happening."
"Haven't we already agreed that consent in early Disney movies is a majo
issue? That teaching kids that kissing, when it hasn't been established i
both parties are willing to engage, is not OK?," The San Francisco Gat
continues. "It's hard to understand why the Disneyland of 2021 would choose t
add a scene with such old fashioned ideas of what a man is allowed to do to
woman, especially given the company's current emphasis on removing problemati
scenes from rides like Jungle Cruise and Splash Mountain. Why not re-imagin
an ending in keeping with the spirit of the movie and Snow White's place i
the Disney canon, but that avoids this problem?"
Snow White is the latest Disney theme park attraction to stir controversy
following backlash for "negative depictions" of indigenous people in scenes o
The Jungle Cruise attraction and for the Splash Mountain attraction's ties t
the 1946 film "Song of the South".
The company announced earlier this year that it would redesign The Jungl
Cruise to replace the scenes in question and was praised for its decision t
re-theme Splash Mountain after the 2009 animated film "The Princess and th
Frog", which features a Black female lead.
In addition to its theme parks, the company's streaming service, Disney+
added "offensive content" disclaimers to select episodes of The Muppets an
films including The Aristocats, Dumbo, Peter Pan, and Swiss Family Robinson.
A Disneyland spokesperson did not immediately return FOX Business' request fo
comment on the San Francisco Gate's report.