Following her Parents magazine interview, Kristen Bell started to get a lot of criticism for her comments on Snow White. As you may know, the actress mentioned that some of the story elements in the fairytale are pretty problematic and explained how she uses them to teach some lessons to daughters Lincoln, 5 and Delta, 3.
‘Every time we finish Snow White I look at my girls and ask them, ‘Don’t you think it is weird that Snow White did not ask the old witch why she needed to eat that apple? Or where she got the apple?’ I say, ‘I’d never take food from a stranger, would you?’ And my girls are like, ‘No!’ And I’m like, ‘Okay, I am doing something right,’’ she explained in the interview.
But that’s not all! She also asks them: ‘Don’t you think that it is weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission? Because you cannot kiss somebody if they are sleeping!
Her comments have garnered her some outrage on social media, but the star is definitely fighting back.
‘It’s so annoying because essentially she is teaching her kids critical thinking! It frankly sounds like very smart parenting, but glad all we got out of that was some alarmist SNOW WHITE OUTRAGE,’ one fan defended her.
In response to the fan, Kristen tweeted: ‘Thank youu Margot, I find the outrage annoying and misplaced as well. I am a mom who wants my girls to possess critical thinking and asks a ton of questions. So that is what we do when we read books.’
As for the bothered people here are some of their reactions:
‘I’m disgusted with Hollywood hypocrites. They didn’t have an issue signing contracts to play Disney princesses ? ?, cashing their huge checks.’
‘Why the outrage now @Keira_Knightley and @IMKristenBell ?#PatheticAttentionSeekers.’
Bell responded: ‘It’s cute that you guys are making jokes about something I feel is very important. I’d be happy to send you copies of snow white and of frozen, and you can then see the differences. How far the examples set for women have come. It might enlighten your point of view.’
She also argued that ‘actually, everything IS a message to our kids because they’re sponges soaking up everything and learning how to be adults through everything they see. I want my girls to see and to practice critical thinking and respectful behavior.’
The tweet above was in response to someone saying that ‘not everything needs a message.’
What do you think about the backlash? Was it warranted?