The star of “Pirates of the Caribbean” has long been making loud feminist statements, advocating equality in society and opposing the imposition of beauty standards. In a recent issue of People magazine, Keira Knightley told why cartoons about the adventures of princesses in her house are banned.

This is not the first interview of the actress, where she expresses her thoughts about female destiny. In 2014, she advised girls not to wait for the princes and not to believe in fairy tales. Apparently, now Keira Knightley adheres to the same principles in raising her little daughter. She told People Magazine, and then Ellen DeGeneres, that she believes Disney stories about princesses are incapable of cultivating a child’s self-esteem. Especially got from the actress to the animated films “Cinderella” and “The Little Mermaid”.


“Cinderella is waiting for the prince who will save her. It annoys me. And the Little Mermaid demonstrates the same problem: the lack of a right to vote before a man.

The interesting fact is that “Cinderella” was considered to be his favorite character by Walt Disney himself for her hard work and kindheartedness. And “The Little Mermaid” in its time received many positive reviews from critics for being the first initiative and freedom-loving princess of Disney.

In the list of allowed cartoons, Keira Knightley called “Moana”, “Cold Heart” and “Finding Dory”.