5 of the Absolute Worst Lessons You Could Learn from Lady and the Tramp
1. Lady is just like any other Disney Princess — a damsel in distress. Tramp sets up an attack on the high-class Cocker Spaniel so he can save her; natch, he comes to her rescue and wins her heart. LESSON: Girls need saving; will fall for their savior.
2. Guys who, uh… ‘get around’ are hot. Breaks a new heart, every day // He’s a tramp, they adore him // And I only hope he’ll stay that way.
3. Spoiled & entitled = endearing. #upperclassproblems?
4. RACISM. Illuminati Watcher goes in depth with its assessment: “The Siamese Cats are given not only chopsticks and love to eat fish; they have broken English/Asian accents. When we look at the time period of this movie, we can correlate this to strained relations with the Asian culture; this was right after the Korean War and in the middle of a worry about a Cold War with China. Going along with the stereotypical voice and accessories, it culminates into a devious character. The Siamese Cats are portrayed as cunning, manipulative, untrustworthy and even sinister. The scene where the two Siamese Cats are introduced, it shows them happily causing havoc, disaster and destroying a living room. These cats slink around the house, with highly exaggerated slanted eyes and buck teeth. While breaking into a song while slurring words and spitting, the cats often cannot pronounce the letters ‘R’ and ‘L,’ which can be typically heard in Asian’s who are learning the English language.”
5. Other stereotypes. Mexicans, Russians and Italians are also acknowledged in heavily stereotyped respects (though not all negative). Pedro the Chihuahua is portrayed with a thick accent and not educated, Boris the Borzoi (or Russian wolfhound) is portrayed as a philosopher and Tony from the Italian restaurant is portrayed by a chubby, jolly man with a thick accent and fast hand gestures.