A writer slams the Disney film Aladdin while giving an interview on Good Morning Britain.
She talks and shares her views about the movie on Good Morning Britain with fiction author Adele Parks. Scarlett Curtis also called the movie is “cultural appropriation”.
Scarlett Curtis described the classic kid’s film as “racist” and called for fairy tales to be changed or rewritten so parents can decide what stories they tell.
Curtis, who’s the author behind the book Feminists Don’t Wear Pink, also suggested that the fairytale should be rewritten to better suit modern days, removing the cultural appropriation, the sexist tropes, and giving it a more feminist ending.
She said: “I also think Aladdin is a little bit racist and has issues with cultural appropriation.”
Scarlett said they represent an “unrealistic expectation” of life, and fans were outraged at the idea the stories should be rewritten or changed, saying parents should decide which version of stories they should write.
Scarlett added: “The originals were actually very dark and had a lot of sad endings. And then we had some that had happy endings. And now we could have some that had feminist endings.”
But Scarlett replied that Aladdin was “racist” and an example of “cultural appropriation,” which did not go down well with fans.
One said: “Re-write Disney films due to sexism & feminism?! I really have heard it all now….the world has gone mad!!! @ GMB people are reading too much into them!”
Another said: “#GMB I’ve never heard such garbage as these people are spouting about fairytales being sexist what’s wrong with the world MADNESS get a life”
A third was very angry asking whether Scarlett does “really not understand that rewriting classic books is tantamount to book-burning in fascist and communist societies? No child believes fairy tales are real life, you numpty. @piersmorgan @GMB # fairytale”