Disney’s at it again with their live-action remake of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” But hold on, cause this time, they’ve taken it to a whole new level of politically correct madness! You heard that right – Disney’s giving the classic 1937 animation a modern twist.
In 2016, Walt Disney Studios excited fans by announcing their plans for a live-action remake of the timeless classic “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” This new rendition is set to be a musical, combining the iconic songs from the original 1937 animation with fresh tracks written by talented songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
A Hispanic actress Rachel Zegler will be stepping into the shoes of the beloved fairy tale heroine, Snow White. Joining the cast is Gal Gadot, known for her role as Wonder Woman, who will take on the role of the evil stepmother. The remake will be crafted under the creative vision of “Barbie” director Greta Gerwig and brought to life by director Marc Webb.
In their quest to be super politically correct, the upcoming live-action remake of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” has waved goodbye to the original charm. (Oh, pardon our sarcasm, but we can’t help feeling a bit “meh” about these changes.)
1. Where Is The “White” In Snow White?
In the 1937 Disney animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Snow White is depicted as having fair skin and dark hair. This portrayal was inspired by the original German fairy tale “Snow White,” written by the Brothers Grimm and first published in 1812.
The story does not explicitly state why Snow White has fair skin, but her fair complexion is likely a result of cultural norms and aesthetics prevalent during the time the story was written. In many traditional fairy tales, fair skin was often associated with beauty, purity, and innocence
Never mind that this notion might be considered a tad racist by today’s standards. But hey, let’s not mess with the time-honored traditions of the Brothers Grimm and their era-appropriate portrayal of beauty standards. After all, fair skin in a fairy tale was the ultimate seal of approval for beauty and purity back in those days.
Rachel Zegler, a Latina actress, has been chosen to portray Snow White. Because why not, right? It’s not like the character’s name is literally “Snow White” or anything. Who needs consistency when you can just throw the classics out the window? Let’s just have Little Red Riding Hood rocking a beanie and Goldilocks with a punk-rock hairstyle while we’re at it!
2. A 2023 Appropriate Princess?
Snow White won’t be dreaming about true love anymore. Oh no, that’s far too traditional and antiquated. Instead, we’re treated to a narrative about her being a “leader.” (Source: Variety)
Instead, Snow White will be dreaming about becoming the best leader that she knows she can be. ‘The leader that her late father told her that she could be if she was fearless, fair, brave, and true,’ Zegler also shared with Variety.
The classic “fairest of them all” quote, cherished by generations, is now subject to a woke makeover. Rachel Zegler, the star of the upcoming live-action reboot, claims it’s all about updating the role of Snow White to fit modern sensibilities. Nothing is sacred in their quest for woke points!
But according to the new reboot’s star, Rachel Zegler, that oh-so-iconic line will take on a very different meaning.
3.The 7 Dwarfs No Longer Exist!
In the upcoming live-action remake of Snow White, the lovable group formerly known as the “seven dwarves” is getting a politically correct makeover. Now, they will be referred to as “magical creatures” .
These new “magical creatures” embrace diversity with members of different races and genders, making it a multi-racial and multi-gendered group. Moreover, they differ in height, breaking away from the uniformity of the traditional dwarves we’re familiar with.
A Disney rep issued a statement regarding this:
Netizens Are Not Happy Either!
If you're going to change the whole story why not make a new story instead of butchering a classic story.— Grog Grueslayer (@grog_grueslayer) July 26, 2023
Fairy tales convey important truths about being human. Why would we want to “reimagine” the wisdom of the ages?— Rachel Terry (@_RachelTerry_) July 26, 2023
Now, let’s be clear, we’re all here for women empowerment and girlbossing—go ladies! But, sometimes, when we hit the cinema, we’re looking for that magical escape from reality. We want to leave the world behind for a couple of hours and step into the realm of fairytales, no matter how politically incorrect they might be.
Sure, we love a good message in a movie, but every now and then, can’t we just relish in the pure joy of reliving our childhood dreams? Give us that fairytale fix, unapologetically magical and enchanting, wrapped in nostalgia and wonder.
Because you see, the beauty of a fairytale lies within the confines of the silver screen. It’s our chance to escape the troubles of the world and be whisked away to a land where dreams come true, and the good guys always win.
So, let’s not forget that sometimes, movies are not about teaching life lessons or sending profound messages. It’s about the simple pleasure of being entertained and feeling that warm, fuzzy feeling inside—the feeling we all had when we were little kids and believed in fairy godmothers and talking animals.
The film is slated for release in March 2024. Will you be watching? Let us know!