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In it's typical performance of “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid, one of Princeton University’s all-male a cappella groups, the Princeton Tigertones, selects a woman from the audience.
The singers will playfully dance with her for a bit, and right before the number wraps up, they’ll pick a man from the audience, too. They might pretend to groom him, and spin him around, and then pull the duo together. And at the end, they declare that, in a node to the song's title, they should kiss -- and the couple will comply, sometimes on with a peck on the cheek, sometimes briefly on the lips.
The tune, which in the film is crooned mostly by Sebastian the talking crab in an attempt to unite the voiceless Ariel and the handsome prince Eric, also is a “heteronormative attack” on “women’s rights to oppose the romantic and sexual liberties taken by men,”
originally posted by: Wookiep
Ridiculous. I can only guess that "hetronormative" means the normalization of hetero-sexuality? Because it's only normal to be gay? Likely something along those lines. Stupid no matter how you slice it.
Helen • 5 months ago
So, a student raises an obvious issue about a kind of creepy performance stunt, asks for it to be discontinued, and the performers.....agree.
Can't just that be the story?
originally posted by: Fallingdown
So you can’t sing a song about kissing a girl anymore ?
I wonder what Katy Perry’s Twitter feed looks like ? Lol