If you’re a fan of Disney, there’s no way you haven’t seen the Disney princesses’ movies. These princesses are kind, compassionate, and just overall likable - but despite all these wonderful traits, their personalities have some less-than-ideal traits too. As much as we’d like to be mesmerized by their kind eyes and sweet personalities, it is also important to take note of some of their negative traits that often tend to be overlooked.
# 1- Pocahontas the Reckless Princess
Although it’s perfectly okay to have a little bit of spark to your personality that keeps you eager to go out and explore, Pocahontas’ reckless exhibits might be something most parents and guardians would disapprove of. The movie introduces the audience to the young Princess as she is jumping off of a high cliff in a dangerous manner, and that too for fun. Another example of her being an excessive thrill seeker is when Pocahontas goes out to meet the “foreign people” despite being perfectly aware that doing so might pose a threat to her safety.
#2 - Rapunzel the Naive Princess
For someone who is locked in a tower for years upon years, it would be natural for someone to become increasingly wise and pensive, given the amount of time they’ve got on their hands. Despite this, how come Rapunzel never thought about the motives behind her mother’s commands and her decision to keep her locked up? The movie later goes on to show Rapunzel trusting a bandit completely and traveling with him to the kingdom. Since this was a Disney product, the entire premise of the movie was quite light-hearted but despite that, these actions in real life could even be life-threatening.
#3 - Beauty and the Stockholm Syndrome
Belle from Beauty and the Beast might be one of the most beloved princesses, but what irks viewers the most is the fact that she is the classic case of Stockholm syndrome. This is an emotional response of a victim who is held hostage but happens to develop feelings for their captor, something that is akin to being brainwashed.
The younger generation has grown up not only watching these movies but also taking inspiration from them. And, you wouldn’t want your young ones to think that these problematic traits are perfectly acceptable now, would you?