Just know that every girl isn’t Cinderella waiting around for her Prince Charming.
Kristen Bell and Keira Knightly have recently expressed their struggles with the lessons of classic Disney movies. Though both actresses star in Disney movies— Frozen and the upcoming Nutcracker and the Four Realms, respectively—, neither Kristen nor Keira are very fond of the stereotypical princess.
Not only because of the lack of consent in their stories, as accurately pointed out by Bell, but also because most of them reinforce the old fashion idea of a damsel in distress. You know, that narrative of the pretty girl just waiting around for her Prince Charming to come rescue her from a crappy situation.
From Cinderella to The Little Mermaid, Disney movies have taught us that every girl wants to date the hero. But we’re going to let you in on a little secret: women can be the hero too! And these celebrities agree it is time to put an end to the whole damsel in distress concept.
Click through our photo gallery above to see 7 celebrities who think Disney Princesses are bad role models. If you’re still waiting for Prince Charming, prepare to snap out of it! The only person you can count on saving you is yourself.