Watch out, sexism, because Alicia Keys is on a rampage. First she stopped wearing makeup. And now she's going in on the Disney princesses. The singer specifically called out one of the classics, Snow White, which she described as "totally sexist, misogynistic" in a recent interview with The Edit. She's not wrong!
As someone who grew up watching waifish, doe-eyed Disney princesses consistently make huge sacrifices to "win" their "Prince," I'm 100% on board with this message.
“They say that every child learns from their mother – it’s ingrained from babyhood," Keys, 35, told The Edit. "Have you watched Snow White lately? I get real funky about the classics; I don’t like [my sons] watching it."
The multiple-Grammy-winner, who is mom to 6-year-old Egypt and 1-year-old Genesis, continued: “It’s totally sexist, misogynistic–she’s cleaning for seven dwarfs. There’s nothing wrong with a woman who chooses to stay at home with her family, it’s a hard-ass job, but it’s the way it’s spoken about.”
As Page Six pointed out, in that cleaning scene that Keys refers to, Snow White did have some help. "Snow White in fact delegated most of the chores to the woodland creatures that she lived with in the home—which she broke into and where she apparently stayed rent-free—while the dwarves worked in a mine," they wrote.
Okay, fair point, Page Six. And yet (SPOILERS AHEAD), she also gets kissed by a stranger while she's in a glorified coma (def not consensual) and then has to marry that dude, who fell in love with her while she was asleep. Yeah, if I had sons, or daughters, I wouldn't want them watching this movie either.