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Disney has always been loved both by children and adults because of their iconic movies, but this does not mean that they are not criticized for some questionable choices. Back then, Disney princesses might have been idolized, but times have apparently changed, and some perceptions about women need to be changed.
Cinderella spends most of her life staying at home and doing house chores, that is how women were stereotyped for many years. Of course, men and women should be doing house chores and both can go and work outside. Likewise, she needs a man to survive and get everything for her instead of working hard.
During the time she spent being unconscious, only the prince was her chance of being saved. Likewise, the real story behind this reveals that she is actually raped and when she wakes up, she already has kids.
Ariel from 'The Little Mermaid' had a beautiful voice, yet she gave this up to be with him. The irony is that Eric did not even need her to speak. He just needed to see what she looks like, which sends a message of looks over attitude. Ariel also gave up her family to be with this man.
For one, her prince was named in a strange way and the skin color was also weird. The movie also dealt with voodoo, which didn't really make viewers too happy.
She isn't exactly a princess, but there are controversies, especially considering all of the references to drugs. Even the Mad Hatter looks like he is addicted to drugs, and the caterpillar likes to smoke a lot.
For one, it was weird when she immediately did all the household chores for the dwarves immediately after discovering their house. She was even accused of polygamy because she was with seven men.
This hasn't even been released yet, but it is already being questioned. You see, the story is based on a real event where a man traveled to Sudan and Egypt just to buy land and make her daughter feel like she's a princess.
Yes, she did volunteer herself to save her father, but she still basically fell in love with her captor. It's like the Stockholm Syndrome phenomenon.
The truth was that John Smith and Pocahontas only had a father-daughter relationship. But in the movie, they had a romantic connection. The portrayal of the Native Americans also was not received well by viewers.
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