Commentary by Elizabeth Rogliani
One of the most important parts of the story of Snow White is that she is only able to awake from her slumber when she is kissed by her true love. I always understood the story to mean that whenever her true love made his way to her, he would instinctively kiss her and thus she would wake from her induced sleep. It never crossed my mind that there would be a line of men kissing Snow White, or making their way with her. For me, and millions of people who watched with the innocence of childhood, that is what the story was.
Nowadays, however, there is something to be found in every children’s story that doesn’t include diversity, in every which way. Perhaps a transgender character, a multiracial society, plus an LGBTQ element. The liberal mob was bound to find something to cancel about this story, because clearly, they believe these old children’s stories are a lot more harmful to children than a gay black man who depicts himself giving a lap dance to the devil, as is the case of Lil Nas X “Montero” music video; but I digress.
The target is Disneyland California’s Snow-White ride, which shows the Prince kissing the sleeping beauty, which, as we know, has always been central to the story. Critics are blasting the revamped ride in Anaheim because they disagree that Snow White should be kissed without her consent. I’m not quite sure these people understand the story, given that she cannot awake to give her consent until she is kissed by her true love.
Thereby the only logical conclusion is that they either want the whole premise of the story re-written, or for Snow White to never wake up again. One could only imagine that if Snow White was being faced with the choice of never waking up, or her true love kissing her to wake her up, she would choose the latter.
One critic asked “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?” I do wonder, how they intend to do that without scrapping the story altogether, and remaking it into something entirely different. Several academics have called the scene “sexual assault.” Meanwhile, music like WAP by Nicky Minaj seem to fit perfectly within the moral framework of these academics, given their complete lack of critique of our more modern porn-infused culture.
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The theme park has been closed for a year due to Coronavirus and it has also been revamped with new features and experiences. The Snow-White ride previously only focused on the Evil Queen and Snow White’s “scary journey,” but now, it also incorporated the Prince kissing Snow White and breaking her stepmother’s curse.
The SFGate wrote, “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.”
Disney is also currently updating its Jungle Cruise, which was blasted for its depictions of Native Peoples, and Splash Mountain is also being overhauled. Maybe soon the Woke mob will run out of things to cancel from traditional and classical stories, and will one day turn their eyes to the Satanist degenerate culture that by their silence, inevitably they permit.