Snow White

A Movie Poster Body-Shamed Snow White, and Chloë Grace Moretz Was ‘Appalled’

When a movie poster suggested that an overweight Snow White was “no longer beautiful,” it met with backlash from all corners — including from the actress who stars in the film.

“Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs” is a computer-animated movie in which the main character, Snow White, voiced by the actress Chloë Grace Moretz, is overweight but becomes tall and thin when she wears a pair of magical red shoes.

A billboard promoting the film at the Cannes Film Festival last month showed both versions of Snow White, with the fuller-figured one standing next to the text: “What if Snow White was no longer beautiful and the 7 Dwarfs not so short?”

On Tuesday, Tess Holliday, 31, a plus-size model, shared a photograph of the billboard with her tens of thousands of Twitter followers. “How did this get approved by an entire marketing team?” she wrote. “Why is it okay to tell young kids being fat = ugly?”

Ms. Holliday’s post tagged Ms. Moretz, 20, who responded on Wednesday with some tweets of her own. “I am just as appalled and angry as everyone else, this wasn’t approved by…

Chloë Grace Moretz addresses body-shaming controversy over Snow White movie

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Actress Chloë Grace Moretz has long been known as a strong voice when it comes to issues of feminism, whether it’s over-sexualization of female characters or equal pay for women. Now she’s speaking out against the marketing campaign behind one of her own projects.

Moretz went on social media Wednesday to address criticism that marketing for the animated film “Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs” — an updated tweak on the Snow White story, with Moretz as the voice of the classic fairy-tale character — engages in body-shaming.

“I have now fully reviewed the [marketing] for Red Shoes, I am just as appalled and angry as everyone else, this wasn’t approved by me or my team,” the actress wrote.

According to the website of the South Korean animation studio behind the film, its story…

This Snow White Adaptation Trailer Blatantly Body-Shames & Sends A Toxic Message To Its Young Intended Audience

Children’s movies hold a special place in our hearts, but we’ve long questioned what they teach young girls; and a new release isn’t doing anything to help matters. An upcoming Snow White spoof has been accused of body-shaming, and one look at the film’s promotional poster makes it easy to see why.

Bustle reached out to Locus Studios, and received a reply from Sujin Hwang, one of the film’s producers:

Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs has a chance to take the Snow White classic and redefine it a bit with less stereotypical gender expectations than children’s movies have typically placed on little girls; but judging on the trailer along, it falls horribly short. On Tuesday, body-positive model Tess Holliday tweeted a picture of the poster, which features one slender Snow White next to a fuller-figured Snow White. The problem is in the text: “What if Snow White was no longer beautiful and the 7 dwarfs not so short?” it reads. The implication here is clear, as tweeted by Holliday: “no longer beautiful” and “fat” are one in the same. Snow White loses her desirable appeal once she packs on a few pounds. It implies that the woman who was seconds before exciting and pleasing to the eye, suddenly becomes displeasing and ugly — all because of her size and shape. Is this a message we want to teach young, impressionable children?

Things only get worse with the film’s trailer. In it, two dwarfs are seen watching Snow White undress without her knowledge (which, dear God, is a whole new problem in and of itself), eagerly awaiting the moment she takes it all off. But when she does, her true appearance is revealed: a plumper, curvier version of the same woman. The dwarfs appear disgusted, and the message is clear: fat is ugly.

It’s a scary idea that we continue to battle — that a woman’s worth is reduced to unrealistic, damaging standards, like that skinny is preferable to fat. That body size has any indication on our attractiveness or inherent worth as human beings. That no woman can be attractive if she’s not super svelte, the way Snow White used to…

8-Year-Old “Siberian Snow White” Surprises Modeling Agencies With Her Unique Beauty

In the tale of Snow White she is said to be the fairest in the land, with “skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood and hair as black as ebony”, so the snow connection relates to her beauty and her skin tone.

But having never heard the fairy tale you’d probably imagine someone who looks more like 8-year-old Nariyana at the…