If you were a kid in the ’90s, there’s a good chance you’ve seen (and loved!) the original animated version of Aladdin. Disney recently released their new live-action take on the classic film, complete with a huge update—for better or for worse, we’ll let you decide. But what we didn’t expect was that kids’ reactions to the story of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine would also change with the times.
Yep, in the wake of the #MeToo movement, many parents are more focused than ever on raising their daughters to be strong independent young women. That’s why when four-year-old Madison Jade had some thoughts about Princess Jasmine’s lack of independence, she made sure to speak her mind. Take a look:
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We are going to see the new Aladdin movie tomorrow, and someone has an opinion about Jasmine’s lack of independence! 😂 #maddiecakes #simplymadisonjade #aladdin #aladdinmovie #princessjasmine #girlpower #worryaboutyourself #explore #instacute #instagram #instaadorable #instatoddler #instakids #humor #funny
You tell ’em, girl! Now, to be fair, Princess Jasmine in both versions of the movie is one of the more independent and strong-willed princesses who says she doesn’t need to marry a prince to be happy. 25 best animated movies for kidsBut you can’t help but smile at this little girl’s passionate message to the princess that she doesn’t need a man to rescue her and that she can just as well go see the world by herself.
So props to Madison’s parents, who are definitely raising a feisty princess of their own. And to all the boys or girls who may one day try to steal Madison’s heart, be prepared, because she doesn’t need to you rescue her—she can rescue herself.
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