A male a cappella group at Princeton University has pulled a Disney movie song from its act following a student newspaper column that suggested the lyrics helped promote "toxic masculinity."
The group has pulled the song following a column published in the student newspaper lamenting the performance’s “toxic masculinity,” according to NBC News.
Sophomore Noa Wollstein wrote in a column in The Daily Princetonian that the song “is more misogynistic and dismissive of consent than cute,” and called the Tigertones’ performance “an offensive and violating ritual.”
In the film, the song is performed by Sebastian the Crab, who urges male love interest Prince Eric to kiss Ariel, who has given away her voice for a chance to be human.
But Wollstein writes that “removed from its cushioning context of mermaids, magic, and PG ratings, the message comes across as even more jarring.”
How does the human race survive! What is going on? Are men supposed to stop all human instincts that have carried on for millennia?