Piers Morgan has claimed that there is a “sickening new woke campaign” behind the criticism of a kissing scene in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
The former Good Morning Britain presenter, 56, has taken issue with criticism of a Disneyland ride entitled Snow White’s Enchanted Wish including the ‘true love’s kiss’ scene from the 1937 animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarves where a prince kisses a sleeping Snow White and revives her from her slumber.
Some, including a historian who appeared on Good Morning Britain, have criticised the scene for depicting a non-consensual kiss.
Now Piers has weighed in himself, tweeting that his latest Daily Mail column would be “about Snow White, the heroic Prince’s kiss that saved her life, and a sickening new woke campaign to leave her dead.”
In his column, Piers slammed a viral review from SFGate for their quote noting the ride depicts “a kiss [the Prince] gives to [Snow White] without her consent, while she’s asleep, which cannot possibly be true love if only one person knows it’s happening.”
The publication’s review from Katie Dowd and Julie Tremaine opined: “It’s hard to understand why the Disneyland of 2021 would choose to add a scene with such old-fashioned ideas of what a man is allowed to do to a woman.”
Piers blasted this criticism, writing himself of the review in his column: “Their ridiculous load of virtue-signalling guff soon went viral on social media, with many other wokies rushing to praise them for calling out the Prince’s abusive conduct.
“But the truth is that by gallantly and tenderly kissing his love goodbye –something that grieving people do to their deceased loves ones every minute of every day all around the world – the Prince saved her life. Then they got married and lived happily ever after.”
He also noted that the story of Snow White is fictional and is a cartoon, adding: “So, there’s nothing sinister about any of this, unless your mind is so utterly twisted by the demented desire to be offended by absolutely everything that you’ve taken leave of your senses.”
However, the original review from SFGate itself concludes by commenting on the moment in the ride: “that final scene is beautifully executed — as long as you’re watching it as a fairy tale, not a life lesson.”
Journalist Matt Williams also replied to Piers’ original tweet, penning: “Sorry, by ‘sickening new woke campaign’ are you referring to the one review that said the ending was fine as long as you view it “as a fairy tale, not a life lesson.” Keep pushing that fake culture war”.
Piers is not the only broadcaster to take issue with the criticisms of the scene, with his old Good Morning Britain co-star Susanna Reid debating the issue with dating historian Nichi Hodgson and others on the ITV breakfast show.
Susanna argued: “Really? I mean, are we also going to update it so it doesn’t have all of those animals able to do sort of superhuman things?
“Are we also going to change it so you don’t give poisoned apples to people that you don’t like?”
However, in her comments, Nichi said: “What’s really important is that we talk now to kids about consent, about them having a body bubble and about people not being able to come into their space – and this scene goes against all of that.”
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