There's a new Snow White adaptation coming out and people are mad AF about it. No, it's not because they're getting tired of all these Disney princess reboots. It's because this movie has a serious problematic message the center of it's marketing campaign.
The new movie is called Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs and it aims to put an unexpected twist on the classic tale. It definitely does do that, however, some believe it completely misses the mark. In this version of Snow White, the seven dwarves are actually seven princes cursed to look like dwarves. The runaway princess uses a pair of enchanted red shoes to change her natural physicality from shorter and rounder into the stereotypical beauty standard.
While the movie may end up sharing a body positive message by the time the credits roll, the marketing campaign is promoting some pretty problematic ideas. Model Tess Holiday came across a poster for the film that read "What if Snow White was no longer beautiful and the 7 Dwarfs not so short?" She took a picture and shared it on Twitter. She called out the film's star Chloe Grace Moretz in her tweet, as well, saying "How did this get approved by an entire marketing team? Why is it okay to tell young kids being fat = ugly?"
We're all about fun twists on classic movies, however, body shaming certainly isn't a good look. What do you think? Is this movie setting a bad example for young girls?