Keira Knightly forbids her daughter from watching Disney’s classic “Cinderella”

On this week’s Ellen show Keira Knightly shared her opinion on some of the Disney’s classics and how she banns her daughter from watching some of them. “Cinderella” and “The Little Mermaid” are on that list.
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Imagine your life if you’ve never heard the famous stories about the glass slipper and the pumpkin turning into a chariot. The Disney’s stories have been a part our childhood and upbringing. Even as adults, we use Disney metaphors and symbols in everyday conversation. But, lately, many people start to question the lessons it thought us.

She “waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t! Rescue yourself. Obviously!

The biggest issue with these stories is the role of women in them. Princesses are portrayed as a dependable prize with a beautiful appearance and a kind heart but without any abilities or actual personality traits. Their main goal is to get married and that’s where the story usually ends. By achieving that goal, the princess can live ‘happily ever after. ‘

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One of the celebrities that has been particularly against these children stories is the famous actress Keira Knightley (39) who has banned her three-year-old daughter from watching ‘Cinderella’ or ‘Little Mermaid’.

Her opinion of Cinderella is that she “waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t! Rescue yourself. Obviously!”

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Later on, she adds on about The Little Mermaid: “I mean, the songs are great, but do not give your voice up for a man. Hello!”

She notes: “And this is the one that I’m quite annoyed about because I really like the film. I love The Little Mermaid! That one’s a little tricky – but I’m keeping to it.”

Even though Keira struggles with her own decision, the audience gave her support and even Ellen praised her attitude, especially the one about Dory from Finding Nemo which is a character that Ellen herself plays. Besides Dory, she also praised the movie “Frozen” and the character of Moana because, as she notes, “she is totally fine.”

What’s your take on Keira’s attitude towards Disney’s stories? Does she sets a great example for her daughter or is she reading too deep into these stories and deprives her daughter of enjoying a wonderful fairytale? Let us know your opinion in the comments.



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