I love Disney movies. I specifically love movies about the Disney Princesses because, well, they’re amazing. We know that the Princesses can teach us about a lot of different things like beauty, sex and style. The movies are full of fun, adventure and romance, which are things we all love.
As much as I love Disney movies, they don’t always teach us the best lessons. There’s definitely some flawed logic that comes out of The Magic Castle. That’s okay, no one’s perfect. But I thought we should take a look at some of the things that aren’t so great.
Here are 7 things wrong with The Little Mermaid:
It Sort Of Shames Redheads
I love redheads. I've always wanted to dye my hair red. Even though Ariel's the protagonist, she's portrayed as pretty aloof. Also, Eric "falls in love" with the brunette Ursula. I know he's under a spell, but there's just something about the portrayal of redheads here that makes me uncomfortable.
Forks Are Terrible Combs
I've tried it. Don't do it, please.
Let's Discuss The Wet Hair Thing
OMG they make Ariel's hair look amazing when it's wet and she's out of water. I know she's animated, but STILL. Those are some seriously unrealistic expectations for everyone.
Ariel Falls In Love With Eric In 2.5 Seconds
She falls in love with a guy based on looks only. After approximately 2.5 seconds. OK.
Ariel Gives Up Her Voice...For A Dude
Ariel literally gives up her ability to speak, not just in the sense of her voice but in the sense to have an opinion. She gives up her ability to speak her mind for a guy she hasn't even met.
Eric Falls In Love With Ariel After Zero Time
Ummm, how about no? He doesn't question anything. He finds Ariel half naked on a beach, unable to talk and thinks that's normal. When the spell is broken and Eric realizes Ariel is the girl he saw, he's automatically in love with her and is all "COOL, LET'S GET MARRIED!"
King Triton Is Scary Controlling
Ariel's dad isn't just protective, he's horrifyingly controlling. He has some serious anger issues and is borderline abusive.
What do you think about The Little Mermaid? Do you think there are other things wrong with it? Tell us in the comments!