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The live-action "Mulan" film is postponed again due to COVID-19 but everyone isn't too bummed about another Disney princess film. Not necessarily "Mulan" but Disney Princess films, in general, have been a point of contention due to the message they portray. In the past actresses Kristen Bell and Keira Knightley expressed their concerns with some Disney classics. They mainly highlighted princess movies—like "Snow White," "Cinderella" and "The Little Mermaid"—questioning if the themes of these films are damaging to young girls. But some argue they are just films, and it's the job of parents to teach their kids right from wrong. Are these films damaging to young girls and boys?

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Actress Kristen Bell, who plays princess Anna in "Frozen," told Parents Magazine:

"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? Or where she got that apple?' I say, 'I would never take food from a stranger, would you?' And my kids are like, 'No!' And I'm like, 'Okay, I'm doing something right."

Keira Knightley took the conversation a step further and told Ellen DeGeneres her daughter is not allowed to watch the films because of the sexist narratives. The BBC reported she had this to say about "Cinderella":

[Cinderella]"waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don't! Rescue yourself. Obviously!"She said of Little Mermaid: "I mean, the songs are great, but do not give your voice up for a man. Hello!"The actress added: "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."
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Their interviews sparked a major debate, and fans online are coming to the defense of the Disney classics.

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