‘Snow White’ Star’s Warpath Attacks Walt Disney and Women

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By now, you’ve probably heard about the controversy over the diversity and creative changes in Disney’s upcoming live action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). As someone who’s chill about inclusive casting and doesn’t get too worked up over Disney’s story modifications, even if they are unnecessary and silly, I’m here to tell you that – this time – there’s a REAL problem. And it’s Rachel Zegler, the actress cast to play Snow.

Zegler has shattered something sacred over the course of the Snow White press tour that no reimagined Disney movie or surprise casting ever has, and Disney fans have noticed in a BIG way. Walt Disney’s fundamental magic and storytelling are under attack. Hear me out…

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Rachel Zegler is NOT a Disney Princess. I truly don’t care about her ethnicity, her looks, or her ability to sing, Zegler does not have the essence of a Disney Princess. It’s her attitude. You can argue over Lily James’ casting as Cinderella, Halle Bailey’s as Ariel, Emma Watson’s as Belle, and Elle Fanning’s as Aroura, but they all had one thing in common – they passed the Disney Princess vibe check.

These leading ladies truly loved their characters and happily found a way to bring themselves to the role while honoring their iconic Disney Princess characters. Zegler has gone on record multiple times calling Walt’s Snow White weak, criticizing her for dreaming about love, and basically disrespecting her Disney Princess. Even the Disney Park actresses feel protective and loving ownership over their characters, which Zegler seems happy to bulldoze through.

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Remember that Walt Disney took a huge chance pushing the original Snow White movie, while most doubted an animated film could be successful. As the original Disney Princess, Snow White paved the way for all subsequent Disney characters and not only proved audiences would watch an animated movie but also a female led one! She’s a freaking badass, Rachel, open your eyes!

Zegler’s backward feminism shames Snow White for wanting love, kindness, and stability.  Snow White is known for her trusting nature, loving kindness, and her ability to start over after her life falls apart. Zegler bashed the original cartoon by arrogantly parading the fact that her Snow White dreamers about being a leader.

Which is just like…what? Snow White can dream about whatever she wants. Disney fans are referring to this Little Women (2019) quote, “Just because my dreams are different than yours doesn’t mean they’re unimportant.”

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I don’t know if Disney’s media team has coached her to be so negative and harsh to the beloved character, but it’s a big turn-off. Fans are frustrated, genuinely angry, and disgusted by Rachel Zegler’s disrespectful behavior. In every new interview, Zegler only seems to double down by being extremely arrogant, condescending, and rude about a character she doesn’t seem to know that much about.

I don’t know, man. It really sets me off. For Walt’s legacy. For women who are told what they can and can’t want. For precious Snow White…

Ok, rant over.

About Lana Porter

Lana has never lost a Disney Trivia night. Maybe it’s the hundreds of times she’s been to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, her love for Disney’s ’90’s era hand-animated musicals, or the fact that she’s often likened to cartoon characters, but Disney and its magic have a special place in her heart. Her favorite Disney experiences include the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating Mickey Bars on the PeopleMover, and crying during the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. One day she hopes to be chosen as the rebel spy on Star Tours. When Lana isn’t Park Hopping, she’s at home reading books of all topics, watching her favs on Disney+, or snuggling her two cats, which she swears are not named after Disney characters. She loves surprising people with her knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but admits she is still catching up with Star Wars. She is happy to combine her excitement for writing with her love for Disney-style storytelling and share what she can with the world!