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People think the ‘woke left’ is trying to cancel Snow White

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Hot on the heels of a white Republican man crying about Disney being ruined for him by tolerance and inclusivity, we have the next right-wing Disney-based moral panic. Apparently, “woke” leftists are out to cancel Snow White because the prince kissed her sleeping/dead body without consent.

"So, Snow White would still be asleep if it were up to the crazies on the left and woke culture." Link to the Daily Mail article about the faux outrage with the kiss scene as header image
"FIRST OFF, Snow White was waiting FOR HER PRINCE TO COME! SECOND, that kiss was the ONLY THING that could save her from death! GET OVER IT!!!!!" link to New York Post article with the kiss scene from the film as the header image

The source of this hysterical Twitter storm is one paragraph from a single article on a San Francisco news site. To be clear, Disney is not taking any steps to ban Snow White or otherwise remove the unconscious kiss from her story. In fact, this whole thing came about because the company just revamped the Snow White ride at the Disneyland theme park in California and one pair of reviewers pointed out the whole kissing unconscious strangers element of the story made them—and a lot of other people—feel uncomfortable.

“It’s hard to understand why the Disneyland of 2021 would choose to add a scene with such old fashioned ideas of what a man is allowed to do to a woman, especially given the company’s current emphasis on removing problematic scenes from rides like Jungle Cruise and Splash Mountain,” the reviewers wrote on SFGate.

All morning long. Because someone wrote a take for the the San Francisco Gate.
Just want to point out that this Fox News rage-a-thon about the "woke" mob coming to "cancel" Snow White all centers around one paragraph in a single travel piece written last week in a local San Francisco paper.
The real question is, who is "cancelling" Snow White? I've honestly seen no one complain or getting angry over this. How bad is media business that they're resorting to invent pointless controversies for the sake of clicks?

But why let inconvenient truths get in the way of a good group outrage session, especially when it takes the attention off of topics that actually matter.

"People need to stop writing think pieces like the Snow White article so that conservatives don't weaponize them as consequences of cancel culture." Listen, they're going to find something to be angry about, regardless. Anger is the point. They'll fabricate outrage if needed.
Instead of focusing on issues that matter to Americans, the GOP is focused on Mr Potato Head, Dr. Seuss, and Snow White. And the OTHER fairy tale about a "stolen" election.
Democrats: Jobs, health care infrastructure, child care, economy, voting rights. Republicans: Snow White, Dr. Seuss, Mr. Potato Head.

Frankly, a lot of the Disney stories, Snow White included, are creepy at best. Especially when you consider the unsanitized originals, something most of the people screeching about “changing history” don’t seem to know anything about.

cjmurphy1: I’m sorry, but the prince in Snow White kissing her while she’s asleep to wake her from the witches spell is NOT offensive to me and I will, and have, taught my grandkids that story exactly the way it was written!! Woman shrugging It’s a story!!! Get over it!!!. DylanIsWriting:, that's not the way the story was written. The prince tried to have her coffin carried back to his palace, his guards dropped it, and the jolt dislodged the chunk of apple from her throat, which broke the spell. Disney was the one who added the kiss.
Snow White is ultimately about a man kissing a woman while she's unconscious from a drugging and her being grateful for it.

There’s a lot of necromancy and pedophilia in the pre-Disney versions of these stories that was edited out because changing social norms had made them very, very uncomfortable for contemporary viewers to watch. Especially if the products were intended for their children.

It is worse than you know! In the original Grimm's fairy tale, Snow White was only 7 years old!
Has anyone told them Sleeping Beauty is about the resurrection of an underage girl who immediately marries a pedophile necrophiliac?
Disney demolished all the stories. Ex:ORIGINAL Little Mermaid as WRITTEN, the Little Mermaid dies and becomes seafoam and there sure as shit aren't singing sea bugs. So, by fucking over the ORIGINAL wording AND lessons...Give me a break...who is really trying to cancel who?

Making, by right-wing outrage logic, Walt Disney the original wokest of them all.

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