• Princeton a capella group will stop singing 'misogynist' Kiss The Girl from 'The Little Mermaid'
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    Princeton a capella group will stop singing 'misogynist' Kiss The Girl from 'The Little Mermaid'

    A famous a cappella group from Princeton University in the US is to cut the song Kiss The Girl from the Disney movie The Little Mermaid from its repertoire after complaints of misogyny. The song from the 1989 animation, penned by the legendary Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, finds Sebastian, the talking crab, suggest that smitten Prince Eric just go ahead and kiss the mermaid Ariel, despite not having asked for her consent. In an editorial by sophomore student Noa Wollstein in the Daily Princetonian magazine, published on November 26 and entitled ‘Dear Tigertones, please stop singing Kiss The Girl’, the song stood accused of being ‘misogynistic and dismissive of consent’.

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