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Many of us were absolutely RAISED on Disney when we were kids. We grew up with the incredible cinema releases of The Lion King, Aladdin, Cinderella, Mulan and The Little Mermaid, and it changed our lives forever.

The Disney princess role has changed as the generations got older (and more feminist), bringing more progressive films with 3D female characters such as Brave, Frozen, Moana, The Princess and the Frog and Tangled.

Kiera Knightly recently spoke out against the films, saying that her three-year-old daughter is banned from watching them in her home.

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When asked why, she said to "rescue yourself!" from the prince is a far better message to send to young women; "Cinderella waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t." Right on, gal, right on. Fight the power.

However, when we were watching the classic princess films as children, I highly doubt we realised at the time just how YOUNG they all are, which arguably makes the movies seem a tad creepy.

It's basically teens getting sexualised and sent off to live with a man who has privilege over them forever.

For decades, young girls have been seeing these characters as role models; they're compassionate, fierce, caring, brave and highly intelligent.

Many of the gals are preparing for marriage, but they're in their mid-teens. Seems a little weird, considering the men they're marrying are often at least ten years older.

For example. Pocahontas' age in the film was never confirmed, but in real life she actually met John Smith when she was just a 10 year old girl. Ew.

First up: Princess Jasmine. Aladdin's bae was only 15-years-old in the film, as a recent The Mary Sue article pointed out. So when she's dressed in red and is seducing Jafar (a creepy old man), she's officially underage…

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A key portion of the film revolves around the fact that she's obliged to marry a prince before her sixteenth birthday, which is three days away.

The Mary Sue also noted that Jasmine is a highly sexualised character, with Jafar commanding the genie to force her to love him. Alright…we're officially disturbed.

Plus, that waist-line is a fantasy; she'd fit maybe half an organ in there if she's lucky.

HuffPost has previously pointed out that none of the 'official' Disney princesses are older than 19, even though most of them are wed or engaged by the end of each of their respective movies.

Ariel is a sixteen-year-old who claims to be an adult, while Eric is the ripe old age of 18. So in today's day-and-age, it would be illegal for them to marry.

Granted, these films are purely fantasy, but it's pretty strange how they design the princesses as sexualised teenagers who always end up with an older man.

If this next one doesn't shock you, we don't know what will. Snow White is just 14 YEARS OLD when she meets her prince, and escapes from a cruel queen who tries to cut out her heart out of vanity.

The prince also kisses her while she's KO'd; problematic as f*ck.

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Kristen Bell has also pointed out issues with Snow White as a film, which was the first colour Disney animation and was released back in 1938.

“Don’t you think that it’s weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?” Bell says she asked her daughters. “Because you can not kiss someone if they’re sleeping!” Hello, consent?

Fairy tales don’t have a stable form, and every era rewrites centuries old fairy tales to fit it's specific agenda or zeitgeist. Many Disney princesses were based on the 1812 Brothers Grimm tales.

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They changed their book of stories to adapt to 19th-century German bourgeois family values, so why can't we update them in 2019?

Cinderella was transformed into a live-action remake recently, but ZERO alterations were made. 

Our Chinese hero warrior Mulan, famous for it's WHOPPER tunes like I'll Make a Man Out of You: she's also sixteen. Yet she has to nurture a fragile toxic male ego, and marries him in the end.

Ok, then, it took a woman to fix a man's dodgy job and her reward is a lifetime of obedience. Sleeping Beauty's Aurora was also 16-years-old, and we've got another classic case of non-consent.

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While Disney has 100 percent made improvements for it's female characters, like Frozen's Queen Elsa and Princess Anna especially, and Brave's Merida (also 16); it's important to be aware of the classic films and their morals.

The live-action Aladdin doesn't arrive for another few months (May 24 to be exact), we have no idea if Jasmine will be a more marriage-appropriate age. The actress cast to play her is 25-years-old, at least.

Naomi Scott isn't a teenager, so let's hope her character isn't either.  Scott told Entertainment Weekly that her character’s goal is “really to protect her people, to do right by them," in December, so we have high hopes.

The eye-wateringly hot Marwan Kenzari has been cast as Jafar in the live-action flick, and he looks FAR younger than the animated character. He's a certified thirst trap.

We're relieved they're moving away from the creepy-old-man game, thank God. The movie looks intriguing, if just for a blue Will Smith as the genie. (Check out those memes about him, they're amazing)

Bring on the badass empowered female princesses, like Meghan Markle and the Thai princess Ubolratana who recently attempted to run for Prime Minister. Get it, gurls.

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It was reported yesterday that Chris Brown's ex, Nia Guzman has accused him of giving their daughter asthma because she inhales second-hand smoke.

In Nia's case, she claimed that Chris smokes so much marijuana and cigarettes around Royalty, 1, that he has made her sick.

But, Chris is calling her out, and in a deleted Instagram post, said she just wants more money.

On the post, Chris wrote: "I quit cigarettes on New Years. NO ONE smokes around my daughter."

He also added that it's "obviously a play to get some sort of increased income," which we have to admit could be true since Nia is demanding a very steep rise – from $2,500 (€2,300) a month to $16,000 (€14,700). 

We can't see this fight calming down though, so expect more to come. 

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It's not good news for Chris Brown today as the singer's ex has claimed he gave his child asthma from smoking too much marijuana.

Nia Guzman has revealed that their one-year-old daughter, Royalty, has developed asthma and it's due to the amount of secondhand smoke she is inhaling when she's around Chris, as he is known to be a "weed and tobacco enthusiast," reports TMZ.

Nia also said that Royalty comes back from her visits with Chris smelling like smoke and she's worried Mr Brown may be abusing drugs in front of their daughter.

Ms Guzman also wants more money from star. As it is, she receives $2,500 (€2,300) per month, but now she wants to raise it to $16,000 (€14,700) per month. Ouch.

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First, North West was spotted going to ballet class with Kim Kardashian. Then Blue Ivy was snapped on stage, rocking it out with her mother Beyoncé. 

And now, Chris Brown's 17-month-old daughter, Royalty, joins the celeb-kid dance club with this adorable routine.

Filmed during a recent photoshoot with her dad, Royalty isn't afraid to have a little boogie in front of the camera. Chris even joins in too!

We cannot handle the level of cuteness in this video.

 

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Chris Brown really has turned over a new leaf. And it’s all thanks to his daughter, Royalty.

Currently touring the US, the singer had Royalty join him as he travels to El Paso in Texas for the final date on his X tour. Following the adorable little girl’s arrival on the bus Chris put in place some seriously strict rules for everyone to follow.

According to a source, now that baby Royalty is on board Chris going to be keeping things strictly PG, and that means absolutely no groupies.

The singer’s demands also mean that there’s going to be no smoking, no drinking and no swearing on board.

The 26-year old has been using Instagram to gush over his newly discovered daughter, whose mother is model Nia Guzman-Amey. Chris often posts cute snaps of his daughter taking her naps and of the two of them having singalongs in the studio.

 

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While Royalty’s nap game is certainly strong, that probably is helped by her dad making sure that while on board the tour bus if Royalty needs a nap, then everybody naps.

Chris’s entourage are also being treated to a catch-up of all their favourite Disney films.

Royalty is apparently a big Frozen fan so we’re sure there’s got to be a Let It Go cover making it’s way to the star’s Instagram feed soon enough. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Bebe’s Kids are also favourites of the stylish two-year old.

Despite his obvious joy spending time with his little girl, the singer appears to be frustrated with his ex, Karrueche Tran.

The pair split up when she discovered Chris had fathered Royalty during their relationship. Since then the pair have been lashing out at each other on social media with Karreuche accusing him of not ‘manning up’.

Meanwhile, if Royalty’s Disney obsession is anything like North West’s, she’s got her dad so wrapped around her little finger it will only be a matter of time before the tour bus is making a stop at Disneyland.

Just as long as no one invites any random girls along for the trip.

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Chris Brown's daughter Royalty was no doubt the best dressed at this year's Billboard Music Awards.

The 1-year-old accompanied her famous dad to the event where he was performing with Pitbull. 

She was more than likely very confused by all of the cameras and crowds but remained super adorable in her tutu and Timberlands while her dad smiled with her in his arms.

Chris has been loving fatherhood since discovering he had a daughter with model Nia Guzman and has posted snaps of the cutie to his Instagram account. 

A source recently spoke about Chris and said: "He wants the world to know she's his daughter."

He sure did that at last night's awards. 

She is clearly already a little fashionista and with those genes she's only set for greatness.

We're sure we will be seeing her on the red carpet a lot more in the future.

Move over Kim K…

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Ronan Keating is a very lucky man, not only is his wife-to-be a beautiful model, she is also related to royalty.

His fiancee, Storm Uechtritz, is related to Prince William through Frederick Louis of Wales, the son of George II. Storm is Prince William's seventh cousin, while George and Charlotte are her seventh cousins, once removed.

Well that sounds a bit confusing…

We expect Storm and Ronan were extra excited to hear about the birth of the second royal baby, Charlotte. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her adorable daughter over the weekend. 

Mail Online have reported that Ronan is "proud" to be joining a family with such "incredible heritage".

They have also reported that Frederick Louis' daughter Caroline Matilda married into the Danish royal family in 1766. Storm's great-grandfather was her illegitimate grandson Richard Parkinson, and he married a Samoan princess and lived in Papua New Guinea.

Woah, now that is what you call family history. 

Ronan and Storm only recently confirmed their engagement. The Australian beauty had been dating Ronan for three years before he popped the question. 

 

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