HORRIFIC FACTS ABOUT ORIGINAL DISNEY PRINCESSES YOU DIDN’T KNOW
TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE, ABUSE, VIOLENCE
In the original version of Aladdin, Cassim (Aladdin’s long lost father) gets killed by thieves. Cassim was a greedy man who sneaks into a cave to try and steal some gold coins.
He gets locked in the cave and some thieves come kill him, and cut up his corpse into quarters and place the dismembered portions outside the opening of their cave as a warning to future robbers.
In the original Cinderella, one of the step sisters slices of her own toe and the other her heel so they could fit into the shoe.
Cinderella’s magic bird points out the blood in the stockings, and each of the step-sister’s eyes are pecked out for deceit.
In the original story also, Cinderella slams down a large wooden chest down on her step-mother’s throat, killing her.
In the original story, a hedge grows around sleeping beauty’s castle. Men from all around come to see the sleeping princess but the brambles are so thick that they all get trapped and die a slow miserable death.
In the original story also, the king rapes the sleeping princess. She’s impregnated with 2 twins. The queen attempts to slaughter the two babies and have them fed to the father.
THE LITTLE MERMAID
In the original story, Ariel’s tongue is cut out. She lives in the worst kind of pain and her feet continuously bleed. The prince marries another women, and Ariel ends up committing suicide.
In the original version of Snow White, the Queen actually tries to kill Snow White 3 times. One by pulling her corset so tight that she passes out, another by brushing her hair with a poisoned comb, and a third by the poison apple.
Snow White was also inspired by a gruesome tale, of a young girl who gets made into a slave by a jealous wife. The wife thinks her husband is committing adultery with the girl. She makes the girl her slave and tortures and beats her everyday.
She gives her black eyes and making her mouth so bloody it looks as though she’s been “eating raw pigeons.”
In the original story, when Pocahontas was seventeen, she was captured by the English and held for ransom. Her husband Kokoum was killed and Pocahontas was raped repeatedly and consequently impregnated.
She was forcefully converted to Christianity, baptized Rebecca, and quickly married off to an English tobacco farmer named John Rolfe to make the pregnancy appear legitimate.