Kristen Bell Questions Message 'Snow White' Sends to Kids

Kristen Bell

FROZEN STAR Kristen Bell has expressed concern at the underlying message of the Brothers Grimm's 1812 fairy tale Snow White.

Nor does Knightley like the message in "The Little Mermaid", a movie about the underwater princess who trades in her voice for a pair of legs to escape her brutish workout-addicted dad, King Triton, and follow the courageous Prince Eric.

Bell is the voice of Princess Anna in the highly popular animated film Frozen, but recently she told Parents magazine that Snow White is too trusting of strangers by taking the apple from the witch in the 1937 film.

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

"When you think rationally about "Snow White" and 'Sleeping Beauty, ' that tell of a 'princess being woken up by the kiss of a prince, ' they are describing sexual assault on an unconscious person", she wrote in Japanese, according to Fox News.

Kristen Bell shared with Parents that she loves reading to her daughters Delta, 3, and Lincoln, 5, but she's had to question some of the messages of Disney's classic tales. "Because you can not kiss someone if they're sleeping", she said.

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"I mean, the songs are great, but do not give your voice up for a man. Hello". "Don't. Rescue yourself, obviously", the actress said.

In the interview, she revealed that every time she would end the story on Snow White, she would ask her girls questions such as: "Don't you think it's weird that Snow White didn't ask the old witch why she needed to eat the apple? They're really good critical thinkers", Bell said of the things her kids get from her and Shepard, 43. That one's a little tricky - but I'm keeping to it'.

She then explained her reasoning for not letting her daughter Edie, who was born in 2015, watch "Cinderella".

Kristen Bell attends The Art of Elysium's event in Los Angeles on January 7, 2017.

Other Twitter users agreed with Bell that some of the storylines in the older fairytales didn't age well. She is hardworking, brave, and kind, despite being abused and going through loss. She is a beacon of compassion. "I'm like, 'Mom, you read this to me?' God bless the '80s, I don't know how we got through".

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