Let’s all shame and shun the kissing Prince because he was obviously Harvey Weinstein’s role model. I’m certain he was kissing and feeling up every sleeping girl in the country. He probably made a few of them pregnant too. That dirty bastard!
What mum Sarah doesn’t understand is that the Prince had no erotic motive in kissing Sleeping Beauty. He kissed her because that broke the spell that made her unconscious and in a coma.
Harvey Weinstein was muh dikking. That’s different from the Prince. Children know the Prince was a good guy. And unlike Harvey, he wasn’t Jewish so he didn’t have that Jewish chutzpah thing going on.
A mother has asked for Sleep Beauty to be removed from the classes of younger children at her son’s primary school as it promotes “inappropriate” sexual behaviour.
Sarah Hall, from Northumberland Park, near Newcastle, raised the issue after her six-year-old brought home a children’s book version of the fairytale.
The mother-of-two said she was concerned about the message that the story, where a prince kisses Sleeping Beauty to wake her from her cursed slumber, sent younger children.
However she added that she felt the story should not be completely removed from the curriculum and could be used to start a conversation with older children around consent.
Speaking to the Newcastle Chronicle, Ms Hall said: “I think it’s a specific issue in the Sleeping Beauty story about sexual behaviour and consent. It’s about saying is this still relevant, is it appropriate?”
“In today’s society, it isn’t appropriate – my son is only six, he absorbs everything he sees, and it isn’t as if I can turn it into a constructive conversation.
“I don’t think taking Sleeping Beauty books out of circulation completely would be right. I actually think it would be a great resource for older children, you could have a conversation around it, you could talk about consent, and how the Princess might feel.
“But I’m really concerned about it for younger children, [and]would really welcome a conversation about whether this is suitable material.”
The story of Sleeping Beauty originates from the tale of the Sun, Moon, and Talia by the 16th century Italian poet Giambattista Basile. In the original telling a princess falls asleep under a spell and is raped by a king who finds her in her palace while out hunting. The princess later wakes up, falls in love with the king and marries him.
The fairytale was later adapted into the modern version, which sees a princess cursed by a sorceress who is not invited to the celebration of her birth. The curse says the princess will die after pricking her finger on a spindle, but a good fairy manages to partially reverse the spell so that she instead falls asleep for 100 years.
The Sleeping Beauty princess is then woken from her slumber after being kissed by a prince who discovers her in the castle. The fairy tale was made into a famous Disney film in 1959.
It’s ridiculous that Sarah has had to face rape and death threats over her opinion.
Sarah’s ideas about fairy tales are wrong, but she and her children do not deserve the social media abuse that she says has come her way.
I’m not an expert on fairy tales, but I believe the Prince and his awake beauty get married: