[Ed. – Great, so now kids will grow up expecting to make friends with carnivorous wolves, and having no hope that life can get better because ugly ducklings turn into beautiful swans. Yeah, that’s realistic and useful. Understanding that conditions like “ugly” and “beautiful” aren’t permanent, and can’t be judged fleetingly, is far more important than fighting the social norms through which we judge WHAT is ugly or beautiful.]
Snowflake parents across Britain are changing the endings of classic fairytales when they read them to their children – because they’re ‘politically incorrect’.
A study revealed a quarter of parents have admitted to changing traditional endings to make them more ‘appropriate’.
Many think it is ‘unfair’ that the Gingerbread Man gets eaten by a fox, while others fear The Ugly Ducking could bring about insecurities and body shaming.
Little Red Riding Hood is the story changed by parents most often, with alternative endings seeing the central character making friends with the wolf instead of helping to kill him. …
Almost one in four think it is inappropriate to tell children the story of Cinderella, who was forced to do all of the cleaning and household chores.