'Rescue yourself': Keira Knightley justifies banning daughter from watching 'Cinderella' and 'Little Mermaid' as they are not feminist enough

Keira Knightley faced a lot of backlash for her decision and decided to explain the reason behind the 'princess ban'


                            'Rescue yourself': Keira Knightley justifies banning daughter from watching 'Cinderella' and 'Little Mermaid' as they are not feminist enough

Keira Knightley justified her decision to ban her 3-year-old daughter Edie from watching Disney classics such as Cinderella and the Little Mermaid. Last month, the actress revealed her decision and received a lot of backlash for it. 33-year-old Keira shared that she doesn't allow Edie to watch the movies as the female characters are "rescued by men" as she admitted that this sort of a concept does not sit well with her.

While at 'The Nutcracker And The Four Realms' premiere, Keira shared that she liked movies such as 'Frozen' and 'Moana' which were "huge in her house". "I love Frozen, I am 100% Team Frozen and Team Moana. Moana is big in our house, 'Inside Out' is big in our house," Keira shared, as reported by DailyMail

Keira Knightley attends the UK Premiere of Disney's 'The Nutcracker And The Four Realms (Source: Getty Images)
Keira Knightley attends the UK Premiere of Disney's 'The Nutcracker And The Four Realms (Source: Getty Images)

"I just wonder what Elsa (Frozen) would say to Ariel (The Little Mermaid) and Cinderella because Elsa has some serious opinions about Anna (her sister in Frozen) going off with a guy that she's only just met and saying she would marry him," she continued. "She's is like 'absolutely that is not OK' and in fact, everyone in Frozen is not OK with that. What would Elsa say to Ariel, who gives up her voice for a man? A man, by the way, she has only seen dance round a ship and then drown!"

"And it's 100% amazing of Ariel to save the guy, I'm totally up for that, but what would Elsa make of that? I think Elsa would be like, 'Babe, you've got to get him know him better, don't give up your voice yet'," she added. 

Last month, the 'Pirates of the Carribean' star had banned her 3-year-old daughter Edie from watching Disney classics. While appearing on Ellen DeGeneres' show, Keira insisted that she would always support her daughter in "anything she wants to do" in the future. Keira added, "She’s banned from watching Cinderella, as the film is about waiting around for a rich guy rescue her – no, rescue yourself!"

"She's also banned from watching Little Mermaid - do not give your voice up for a man! But I do love the songs," she further added. However, she is allowed to watch a few cartoon films and Keira shared, "She likes Finding Dory (the 2016 adventure film Ellen, 60, starred in)." Keira also spoke about her daughter desire's to become a lion and said, "She wanted to be a dentist, I'm not sure why she loves Peppa Pig and fell in love with a dentist episode. Now she wants to a be a lion, she roars very well! Even if she wanted to be an actress, I'm going to support her in anything she wants to do."