Disney has gone full-blown woke changing the lyrics to “Kiss The Girl” and other songs from the classic 1989 film “The Little Mermaid.”
The live-action remake changed the words to the songs to be more “sensitive” to modern-day audiences, composer Alan Menken explained.
“There are some lyric changes in ‘Kiss the Girl’ because people have gotten very sensitive about the idea that [Prince Eric] would, in any way, force himself on [Ariel],” Menken told Vanity Fair.
Sebastian the crab sings the following in the original:
Yes, you want her. Look at her, you know you do. Possible she wants you, too. There is one way to ask her. It don’t take a word. Not a single word. Go on and kiss the girl.
The composer said they also changed the verbiage for another song.
“We have some revisions in ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls’ regarding lines that might make young girls somehow feel that they shouldn’t speak out of turn, even though Ursula is clearly manipulating Ariel to give up her voice,” Menken told the outlet.
They were afraid that the lyrics would offend overweight girls.
“The men up there don’t like a lot of blabber. They think a girl who gossips is a bore,” sings Ursula in the original track.
“Yet on land it’s much preferred for ladies not to say a word. And after all, what is idle babble for?”
Ursula advises Ariel: “It’s she who holds her tongue who gets a man.”