I spoke to a Tumblr Support rep this morning and she agreed that my recent Once Upon A Time related subject was not malicious in nature, just a sensitive one people completely took the wrong way and pushed too far. That been said, the reblog tree will be cut down within 2 days. Sorry, haters and sheep. You were wrong. Once you truly understand that all people are equal… even you (not higher or lower), you too will rise above the “I won’t touch that” crap. My only issue was with politics getting involved in our entertainment. Changing classic stories suit support political correctness should be considered unethical. Also know that I have reported each and every single one of you for harassment. I warned you but you just had to keep pushing. I run 2 very public businesses so I can’t let things like this stand.
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Just so we’re clear this is the guy that wrote this post. I really want Tumblr to explain to me how reblogging his bullshit & debunking it thoroughly = harassment.
Once again Tumblr’s official position is that debunking racist bullshit is harassment, but actual racist bullshit is not.
Reblogging so everyone gets the context and can see how fucked up tumblr support truly is.
sweet fucking christ, tumblr, just hire me so i can teach your support how to do basic ass shit
what the hell is this
One of the main points I emphasize over and over again on this blog is the fluidity of fairy tales. Harping on the sanctity of “classic” fairy tales is a farce in the first degree. There is no such thing. The “classic” are merely the literary, taken from oral and other sources and re-written to promote current ideals and beliefs. Ironically the very idea this individual is arguing against.
For the Grimms it was the bourgeois view of how the lower classes should live and should behave, written to indoctrinate German children with these perceived values. For Perrault it was veiled instructions on proper decorum for young ladies at King Louis XIV’s court that occasionally contained warnings about specific personages there. Some literary fairy tales even combined fairy tales, or invented new ones, in light of current values in order to protest them, such as those written by Hans Christian Andersen. Many of his fairy tales were his personal expressions of fury and despair over his homosexuality and the fate it condemned him to in the 19th century, that’s why so many ended in misery.
The narrative in many centuries old fairy tales, Grimm ones especially, are no longer valued by 21st century audiences. They depict antisemitism and white supremacy, contain messages of racial purity and xenophobia, and have deep seated views on misogyny and able-ism. Their stories are a celebration of such beliefs as they are ones held dear at the time they were written.
Newer retellings celebrate newer beliefs. 20th century retellings, from the Victorian brand of fairy tales popular for the nursery to Disney’s retellings on the big screen, show new ideals and new beliefs and celebrate those instead. They became the new “classic” fairy tales. That’s how fairy tales work.
Fairy tales are meant to be retold, it’s how they survive. That is why they have been told over and over for generations, each time they have been changed and morphed and twisted to suit each century’s narrative. To argue against the retelling of a fairy tale is to argue against the very thing that has allowed you to know that fairy tale exisits in the first place.