Walt Disney’s 1937 “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is considered a groundbreaking, trailblazing animated classic, but Alicia Keys admits she’s no fan of the film — and refuses to let her sons watch it.
“I feel like it’s by design that I’m raising boys, like there’s a reason. I really feel that,” she says in a new interview with The Edit. “They say that every child learns from their mother – it’s ingrained from babyhood. Have you watched ‘Snow White’ lately? I get real funky about the classics; I don’t like [my sons] watching it. It’s totally sexist, misogynistic — she’s cleaning for seven dwarfs.”
As the “Voice” coach sees it it’s not the fact that Snow White stays in the house and cooks and cleans for the septet of dwarfs, but the message it sends.
“There’s nothing wrong with a woman who chooses to stay at home with her family, it’s a hard-ass job,” she explains, “but it’s the way it’s spoken about.”