A Princeton University male a cappella group is removing a song from The Little Mermaid from its repertoire following criticism in the student newspaper.
The Tigertones, a male a cappella group at Princeton University decided to quit singing “Kiss the Girl” from the 1989 Disney film The Little Mermaid after Daily Princetonian columnist Noa Wollstein wrote an op-ed, titled “Dear Tigertones, please stop singing ‘Kiss the Girl,’” on Nov. 26.
So men and women kissing is now evil?
Even when gently crooned by an animated crab,” Wollstein writes, the song is “more misogynistic and dismissive of consent than cute.” The columnist characterized the annual performance by the Tigertones as “offensive and violating.”
On ho, someone is triggered!
Wollstein describes the song as “clearly problematic from the get-go,” claiming that the lyrics encourage the male character Prince Eric to kiss the female Ariel, who cannot give verbal consent due to a curse that left her voiceless.
The “jarring” message of “Kiss the Girl,” according to Wollstein, is to “unambiguously encourage men to make physical advances on women without obtaining their clear consent.”
Good Freaking Grief! Maybe everyone going on a date should take consent forms with them now? Just stop!