The Sleeping Beauty's villain Maleficent Image: Facebook
This obsession with Elsa, Ariel and the league of Instagram-perfect Disney princesses needs to stop. It is now time to hail the real OGs of our fantasies — the Disney supervillains who have consistently given us realistic goals.
Criminal Minds actor Zelda Williams, who is also the daughter of the late Robin Williams, took to Twitter to say what we all should have realised way earlier. The Disney princes and princesses are nothing but snooty pushovers, who let others do all of their work, and yet somehow get the cake and the icing at the end of the game.
But could they ever survive in the real world? Hell no! For starters, Sleeping Beauty needs to get an alarm clock. STAT.
Zelda launched a Twitter thread which has put forth her arguments through various examples. She talked about the character traits of Disney villains and their histories.
The Lion King
Talking about The Lion King, she said that Scar, Simba's wicked uncle, was far more logical than his father Mufasa. Scar was more real and gave Simba some life lessons which would do him good, whereas Mufasa indoctrinated him with toxic lessons, which in a way, bolstered his ego.
"Lion King takeaway: the hyenas were grossly mistreated & forced to live in horrible conditions and only Scar saw their promise and got them to unionize. He also created a whole new government while Simba was off being a stoner," she writes.
The Little Mermaid
Ariel, the mermaid princess, was nothing but a wuss, who ultimately grabbed the limelight without any hard work, while Ursula, the crooked witch did all the job and went unnoticed. Plus, Ursula's hair was wicked.
The Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty's prime antagonist, Maleficent, was a legit fashion icon. Plus, she was cool AF. She might have fussed over not being invited to a party, but everything worked out for the best in the end.
Also, Angelina Jolie plays her. 'Nuff said?
In fact, Zelda feels that all Disney villains, just not Maleficent, are fashion icons. At least their attires reflect variety, unlike the protagonists.