Ivy League a cappella group cuts Disney song amid criticism

06 Décembre, 2018, 18:24 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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The Princeton A capella group Tigertones has made a decision to cut its rendition of the Little Mermaid song "Kiss the Girl" after one student took offense to it and scrutinized the group in an op-ed, accusing them of performing "an offensive violating ritual" that allegedly promotes a non-consensual kiss.

Wollstein went on to express her discomfort in witnessing the group's performance, explaining that during the song's rendition, the Tigertones call one male and one female audience member up on stage to join them.

"Because of these concerns, we are removing "Kiss the Girl" from our active repertoire until we can arrive at a way to perform it that is comfortable and enjoyable for every member of our audience", the letter reads.

"Even when gently crooned by an animated crab", the song "is more misogynistic and dismissive of consent than cute", Noa Wollsteina, a sophomore from Plainview, New York wrote.

All-male a cappella group Princeton Tigertones have pulled the Disney song "Kiss the Girl" from their musical act after a student newspaper column suggested the lyrics helped promote "toxic masculinity".

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"I have seen a queer student brought on stage have to uncomfortably push away her forced male companion", Wollstein, a sophomore from NY, wrote in her column. "I have heard of unwilling girls being subjected to their first kisses".

Wesley Brown, a senior and president of the Tigertones, announced Friday the band will try to rework the performance for the song "Kiss The Girl". In the last few years, we have taken intentional steps towards ensuring that audience participation is more voluntary and consensual.

She highlighted some tricky lines from the lyrics, such as, "It's possible she wants you too/There's one way to ask her/It don't take a word, not a single word/Go on and kiss the girl, kiss the girl". "In trying to motivate Eric to kiss Ariel, the crab, Sebastian, makes use of lines such as, 'Looks like the boy's too shy'".

Wollstein also criticized The Little Mermaid song for "unambiguously encourage men to make physical advances on women without obtaining their clear consent".

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