The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik has stepped up her campaign against Hollywood sexism by taking aim at popular kids’ movie Frozen, accusing filmmakers of featuring female characters with “Barbie doll proportions”.
The actress recently used her Kveller.com blog to criticize pop star Ariana Grande for stripping off for an advertising campaign to promote her new album, and she has now set her sights on the animated Disney adventure.
Bialik, who is mother to two sons, claims the film’s plot sets a bad example to young girls as it focuses on a woman’s quest for a husband, writing, “The search for a man/love/Prince is still the reigning plot line in the movie… My issue is that this is a movie geared to small children who I don’t think need to be focusing on that as the main driving plot of a movie… Disney classics were all about this and look where it’s gotten us!”
She also takes issue with film’s male love interest turning out to be a villain, claiming it promotes “male-bashing”, but reserves her most scathing criticism for the way the female characters have been portrayed physically, adding, “The male characters look like cartoon men… Not so with our lead ladies… They have ginormous eyes… Teeny-tiny ski slope noses. Exaggerated delicate ski sloppiness (sic), actually. Barbie doll proportions of their bodies in general: tiny waists, ample busts, and huge heads. They look like dolls.”
Bialik concludes, “I know everybody loved Frozen and that I am going to get so much hate for this. But I’m just keeping it real, yo. Or trying.”
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