Kristen Bell Warns Daughters About the Message of 'Snow White'

Voice of Disney princess teaches her children about consent by blasting Disney princesses

Kristen Bell Says ‘Snow White’ Sends Wrong Message About Consent: ‘You Cannot Kiss Someone If They’re Sleeping’

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.

In a wide-ranging interview with Parents Magazine, the "Frozen" actress tackled the subject of Disney princesses and their relevance to children - specifically female children: her two daughters.

The 38-year-old actress - who shares daughters Lincoln, 5, and Delta, 3, with husband Dax Shepard - describes reading to her kids as her "favorite part of the day", but thinks long and hard about what books are approved for story time.

Knightly told Ellen DeGeneres that she loved to watch "The Little Mermaid" growing up but claimed that Ariel's decision to give her voice to the villain, Ursula, as she pursued Prince Eric was a bad example to children.

Bell explained, "Every time we close Snow White I look at my girls and ask, 'Don't you think it's weird that Snow White didn't ask the old witch why she needed to eat the apple?" Bell said she has told her daughters.

'Don't you think that it's weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?' she asked. "Because you can not kiss someone if they're sleeping".

"Cinderella, banned because she just waits around for a rich guy to rescue her", Knightley said in a recent appearance on The Ellen Show.

I adore @Disney films but @IMKristenBell is right these films have such power to influence young minds, I have grown to resent just how inappropriate the messaging is. "Don't. Rescue yourself, obviously", Knightley said. "I'm like, 'Mom, you read this to me?' God bless the '80s, I don't know how we got through". "Or where she got the apple?" she continued. "I mean, the songs are great but do not give your voice up for a man. Hello?!" Bell said that she asks her kids.

"Odd how Kristen Bell didn't have a problem with Disney when she was cashing those Frozen checks", another chimed in.

Other Twitter users agreed with Bell that some of the storylines in the older fairytales didn't age well.

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