6 Terrible Lessons Disney’s Frozen Taught Us All
If you haven’t seen or at least heard of Frozen, you’ve seriously been living under a rock for the past year. The latest Disney phenomena took over the world just as quickly as Elsa unleashed her polar vortex, leaving everyone asking, “Do you want to build a snowman?”
But while the movie definitely took steps in the right direction when it comes to not leading girls to believe that prince charming is always 100 percent perfect, it still actually taught viewers some pretty bad lessons. Can’t think of any off the top of your head? Keep reading ’cause we sure did…
1. If you’re different than everyone else, you should hide away. Instead of embracing her powers, Elsa kept herself locked in her room for practically her entire life so no one would ever learn about the thing that made her different.
2. And parents shouldn’t accept those differences, either. Elsa didn’t just lock herself in her room without any help, however. The King and Queen of Arendelle were afraid of something because they didn’t understand it, so instead of encouraging Elsa to not care what people thought about her, they convinced her something was wrong with her and hid her from their friends.
3. Allow your anger to take control of your life. After Anna found Elsa’s castle, Elsa was furious, which led her to accidentally turn her heart to ice. Instead of apologizing or attempting to fix the problem right away, Elsa remained consumed by her anger toward the world and kept her sister out of her life.
4. Don’t think about how your actions affect other people. Elsa’s rage left Arendelle almost completely destroyed, but she didn’t seem to care as she was living in a beautiful palace away from the reality of what was going on back home.
5. Rules don’t really matter, after all. “Let It Go” is the movie’s iconic power-anthem, but with lyrics like “no right, no wrong, no rules for me,” what message is it really sending to young people?
6. Ignore your responsibilities. When Elsa left Arendelle, Anna gave Hans control of the kingdom. Even if Anna knew Hans for more than a few hours, you simply can’t pawn over serious responsibilities when you get overwhelmed.