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An all-male a cappella group at a prestigious university will no longer sing one well-known Disney song because some audience members — and one sophomore who wrote an article about it for the student newspaper — found it to be “uncomfortable.”

Of course, this is all happening at an Ivy League college: Princeton University.

One of the school’s all-male a cappella groups, the Princeton Tigertones, will no longer perform its popular rendition of “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid after the complaints. During their performance, the group invites a woman from the audience to join them as they sing and “playfully dance with her for a bit,” according to Inside Higher Ed. As the song reaches a close, the group invites a male audience member, pretend to groom him, and then put the two together, asking that they kiss, as the song suggests. The random couple complies, “sometimes on with a peck on the cheek, sometimes briefly on the lips,” Inside Higher Ed reported.

The entire scene is harmless and done in good fun, which of course does not sit well with the modern outrage crowd.

On November 26, sophomore Noa Wollstein wrote an opinion article for the Daily Princetonian asking the Tigertones to stop singing the song because it “is more misogynistic and dismissive of consent than cute.”

“Its lyrics raise some serious issues. The premise of the song, originally sung in the Disney film The Little Mermaid, is that the male Prince Eric, on a date with the beautiful female Ariel, should kiss her without asking for a single word to affirm her consent. Despite the fact that an evil sea-witch cursed Ariel’s voice away, making verbal consent impossible, the song is clearly problematic from the get-go,” Wollstein wrote.

She claims that if you take away the mermaids and the magic, the “message comes across as even more jarring.” She cites the lyrics “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” and ““she won’t say a word/Until you kiss that girl,” as problematic. These lyrics, she insists, “unambiguously encourage men to make physical advances on women without obtaining their clear consent.”

Wollstein conflates “clear consent” with “verbal consent,” something that has been happening on college campuses since California introduced its absurd “affirmative consent” law, which essentially defines all sex as rape unless an awkward and unnatural set of steps are followed. Even though the law ensures that non-verbal consent is valid, in practice, students who can’t prove verbal consent (or who are accused of not obtaining affirmative consent) are punished.

Wollstein wasn’t done criticizing “Kiss the Girl,” insisting this song “launches a heteronormative attack on women’s right to oppose the romantic and sexual liberties taken by men” and promotes “toxic masculinity,” all phrases modern “feminists” use after taking an Outrage Studies class.

There is no indication that Ariel didn’t want Eric to kiss her — just the opposite, in fact. No one hears this song without thinking about the movie and the context involved. A few points about this scenario:

1. This is a Disney movie, people.

2. It is abundantly clear that Ariel DID want the kiss because she loved Eric and had a contract with Ursula to get him to kiss her.

3. No man, ever, has thought he could walk up to strange women and kiss her because he heard this song in a cartoon when he was a child.

Wollstein implored the Tigertones to drop the song, not just because of the lyrics, but because the group invited volunteers to kiss on stage. Wollstein claimed the volunteers “are often pressured to join the singers by their friends’ cheers and the unrelenting appeals of a Tone.” She claims to have seen “a queer student” forced to “push away” the male participant and heard that “unwilling girls being subjected to their first kisses.”

Because one can’t guarantee that the audience participants don’t view a simple peck as a debilitating sexual assault, Wollstein wanted the performance canceled.

Here’s the kicker: The Tigertones obliged.

“Our group is always striving to impart joy and positivity through our music, and we take very seriously any indication that we fall short of this goal,” said Wesley Brown, president of the Tigertones, wrote to the Princetonian. “For that reason, we want to make sure that all audience members feel encouraged to reach out to the group and initiate a dialogue if they ever feel that any aspect of our show is upsetting or offensive. Our repertoire, traditions, and group as a whole are constantly evolving, and thus we value this opportunity to ensure a more comfortable performance environment moving forward.”

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Smokey

    December 4, 2018 at 12:37 am

    COMING SOON! NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO SPEAK, LEAVE THEIR HOMES, OR READ ANYTHING PRINTED OR HAND WRITTEN! ALL MUST OBEY LEST SOMEONE BE OFFENDED!

    Liberalism – Ideas so amazing, you must be beaten until you obey.

  2. blb

    December 4, 2018 at 12:51 am

    That crazy Princeton woman is just jealous because no one in his right mind
    would “just kiss” her.

  3. Alison

    December 4, 2018 at 1:22 am

    The Tigertones capitulated to the few. Ball-less! And, we seem to have an endless supply of idiots that protest. A pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia or Pakistan would straighten out many!

    • Grace Joy

      December 4, 2018 at 3:21 am

      I was thinking along the same lines. After Saudi Arabia & Pakistan, they can visit Sweden & take a nice walk in the fresh air after dark . . .

  4. Earnie Bailey

    December 4, 2018 at 1:25 am

    It’s to bad we are unable to fix stupid. These people need a brain enema in the worst way.

  5. fred h smith

    December 4, 2018 at 1:32 am

    THESE NUTS NEED TO GET A LIFE

  6. Sandy

    December 4, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Feminists and just leftists in general have got nothing better to do than suck the life out of anything pleasurable. They are the most miserable bitches and they can’t be happy unless they make everyone else miserable.
    Bunch of total feminist fk yards!

  7. Stephanie

    December 4, 2018 at 2:25 am

    I don’t have much to say, except Do you have nothing better to do than to whine about song lyrics?! What in the Heck is wrong with you people!!! Get a freaking life ?

    How many of you are sick of this Me too crap?! It’s getting ridiculous!!!!! Can I get a ME TOO??? !!!!!

  8. William

    December 4, 2018 at 6:08 am

    Let’s hear it for the great higher learning system we now have in America!!!! It sure is turning out “intelligent people, that’s for sure!!!

  9. Anita

    December 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    These stupid women need to get a life. There is nothing wrong with this song! Normal people would know that they cannot walk up to a woman and kiss her because of a song!!

  10. Tom

    December 4, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    It’s only a matter of time before these standards come back around and bite these progressives. With the track we’re on, in another 10 years, these snowflakes will be fighting the next generation in their gripes.

  11. Rufus

    December 4, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Typical Rug munching crowd

  12. Kansas

    December 8, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Stop taking this idiocy serious.

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