Original Snow White Director's Son Joins Rachel Zegler Controversy, Calls Remakes 'Insulting'

Original Snow White Director's Son Joins Rachel Zegler Controversy, Calls Remakes 'Insulting'
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It looks like Zegler sparked a huge controversy.

Everyone knows that Disney's producers love to remake their older films for new audiences, and adult fans also enjoy seeing new versions of the beloved stories they grew up with. But while movies like Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King proved to be huge hits, the recent live-action remake of The Little Mermaid sparked a lot of controversy and didn't perform well at the box office.

Despite this, Disney has no intention of stopping and is planning to produce a remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a cult animated film that first premiered in 1937.

Fans of the original movie welcomed the announcement and were curious about what the remake would look like. However, the recent comments made by Rachel Zegler, the film's main star, have already managed to alienate millions of people from the new version of Snow White.

The actress said that she felt the original animated movie was outdated and inappropriate for modern audiences, and revealed that the upcoming film will focus on female empowerment and not the love story between Snow White and the Prince.

Needless to say, Zegler's comment has angered a lot of people in the fandom. With the new radical take on Snow White, Disney and Zegler may ruin the fond memories viewers have of the original cartoon. The love story is obviously the integral part of the entire film, and getting rid of it feels like a huge insult to fans and creators of the original movie.

David Hand, the son of the original Snow White creator, agrees with the fandom.

'I mean, it's a whole different concept, and I just totally disagree with it, and I know my dad [David Hand] and Walt [Disney] would also very much disagree with it,' Hand said. 'They change the stories; they change the thought process of the characters… they're making up new woke things and I'm just not into any of that. I find it quite frankly a bit insulting [what] they may have done with some of these classic films.'

Lots of people supported the legendary animator's son, arguing that Disney should not adapt cult movies in a completely different way just to profit from the original name.

'So… No dwarves, no prince, totally different story?? Is this really Snow White?? Just make a new movie,' a fan wrote on Reddit, echoing the sentiment of the whole fandom.

Source: The Telegraph, Reddit.