Alicia Keys bans sons from watching ‘misogynistic’ Disney classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Alicia Keys has revealed she doesn’t want her sons watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and branded it “misogynistic”.
The Girl On Fire singer – who has boys Egypt, six, and Genesis, 10 months with husband Swizz Beatz – insisted Walt Disney’s first ever animated movie from 1937 carries a very “sexist” message.
In an interview with The EDIT, she said: “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.
“There’s nothing wrong with a woman who chooses to stay at home with her family, it’s a hard-ass job, but it’s the way it’s spoken about.”
Alicia Keys learned from Prince
Meanwhile, the superstar has recently opened up about important life lessons, and admitted she wished she’d written down more early experiences, including the time she met Prince.
Asked what she learned from the late pop icon – who tragically died in April this year – Alicia told Rolling Stone it was about breaking down barriers with her music.
She wishes she’d written more lessons down
“I learned about music that didn’t have any barriers or any kind of, like, containment,” she said. “I learned about wild, crazy topics and ways to express yourself that had never been written in quite that way before.
“I learned that a human being could be able to defy all stereotypes, and be the epitome of badassness. I was glad he kind of sought me out. That was a really cool thing in my life.