Disneyland’s New Snow White Attraction Criticized For Old Scene
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Just days after Disneyland reopened with an updated Snow White attraction, the ride is receiving backlash. It has new lights, new laser projections, and new scenes, but it’s an old scene that is still in the attraction that is getting criticized.
The Snow White ride still showcases the iconic kiss from Prince Charming that happens as Snow White sleeps and “without her consent.” SFGATE, an online newspaper, published a review of the new attraction, calling into question the issue of consent, saying in part, “Haven’t we already agreed that consent in early Disney movies is a major issue? That teaching kids that kissing, when it hasn’t been established if both parties are willing to engage, is not OK? Why not re-imagine an ending in keeping with the spirit of the movie and Snow White’s place in the Disney canon, but that avoids this problem?”
Social media responded with its own colorful commentary. One user saying, “Give me a break. He saved her life, that doesn’t count?” And, “Seriously! People have way too much time on their hands.
Our question of the night: should the kiss be taken out of the Snow White ride?
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