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Keira Knightley reflects after sparking Disney film debate with Cinderella comments

The 33-year-old actor Keira Knightley has "banned" her three-year-old daughter, Edie Knightley Righton, from watching 1950 classic Cinderella as she thinks it has dodgy feminist message.

By: PTI | London |
December 30, 2018 1:15:34 pm
Keira Knightley Cindrella Actress Keira Knightley sparks controversy with her comments on Disney film Cinderella. (Source: Reuters)

Keira Knightley, who recently revealed that she has barred her daughter from watching Disney film Cinderella owing to its dodgy feminist message, said she was shocked with the way fans retaliated.

The 33-year-old actor said she was simply “being perky” in the interview and did not expect the followers of the classic to go all guns blazing on her.

“I thought I was just being perky in an interview. My God, people feel really strongly. Don’t f**k with Cinderella. Her fans will end you,” Knightley told The Guardian.

In October, the actor she has “banned” her three-year-old daughter, Edie Knightley Righton, from watching 1950 classic Cinderella because “she waits around for a rich guy to rescue her”.

“Don’t! Rescue yourself. Obviously!” she said.

“And this is the one that I’m quite annoyed about because I really like the film, but Little Mermaid (is banned, too). I mean, the songs are great, but do not give your voice up for a man. Hello! But the problem with The Little Mermaid is I love The Little Mermaid! That one’s a little tricky but I’m keeping to it,” she added.

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