In typical fashion the entertainment industry had to make a fun children’s movie somehow political. Actress Emma Watson says her Belle is a ‘Social Activist’
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- Emma Watson is an outspoken feminist and social justice activist.
- Watson only picks roles that align with her political ideals.
- Disney says Belle is one of the most ‘progressive’ Princesses.
- Belle has now been made to be very much like Watson. “You get more of a sense of her as an activist within her community,” Watson said.
Disney caved into social justice pressure by turning their beloved ‘Beauty and the Beast’ into a social justice warriors wet dream. Disney took the route of changing Belle into a social activist type character which plays into the liberal leaning narrative the entertainment industry loves to push.
The animated Belle was considered one of the most progressive Disney princesses. Watson told Yahoo Movies how the live-action version takes it even further. “I think for me, how she evolved was that I liked that you saw her sharing her gifts and her wanting to empower other young women, rather than it just being that she was incredibly insular and she was just into reading books herself,” Watson told our Kevin Polowy. “There’s a really nice scene in the movie where you see her teaching another young girl to read.”
Watson started a feminist book club called Our Shared Shelf and even leaves free copies of books for people to find in random places. It seems Belle is very much like Watson. “You get more of a sense of her as an activist within her community,” Watson concluded.