“Frozen” star Kristen Bell believes there a lesson about consent in the 1812 fairy tale written by the Brothers Grimm.
Irish American "Frozen" actress Kristen Bell has slammed the Brothers Grimm 1812 fairy tale "Snow White" for making it okay for a man (the Prince) to kiss a sleeping girl.
Speaking with Parents magazine, Bell told how she loves reading to her daughters but “Snow White” is not suitable.
She told the parenting magazine that in the case of "Snow White," Bell used that to teach the girls a lesson about consent and talking to strangers.
Bell explained, "Every time we close Snow White I look at my girls and ask.
"Don't you think that it's weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?"
Bell says she has asked her daughters. "Because you cannot kiss someone if they're sleeping!"
'Don't you think it's weird that Snow White didn't ask the old witch why she needed to eat the apple? Or where she got that apple?' I say, 'I would never take food from a stranger, would you?' And my kids are like, 'No!' And I'm like, 'Okay, I'm doing something right.'"
Fair enough. In fact, one could even say that "Snow White" teaches a lesson in cheerful naivete regarding the witch's trick. But that's not Bell's only contention with the fairy tale classic. It's the method by which Snow White awakens from her poisonous slumber that really irks the actress.
Bell frames the scenario as if the Prince just waltzed up to a sleeping woman and decided to take advantage of her when, in fact, his kiss saves her from the fate of eternal sleep.