Mother refuses to let her children watch Bambi because it’s ‘traumaticDecember 19, 2018
‘We’re creating a generation of wimps!’ This Morning viewers blast mother who’s BANNED Bambi in her home because his mother’s death is too ‘traumatic’ for children
- Alley Einstein refuses to show her children Bambi because it’s ‘traumatic’
- The Disney film features a scene in which Bambi’s mother is shot and killed
- This Morning viewers on Twitter accused Ms Einstein being a ‘snowflake’
It’s one of Disney’s most popular films, but one mother has stopped her children from watching Bambi – because it’s too traumatic.
The film features an iconic tear-jerking scene in which Bambi’s mother is shot and killed by hunters.
Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, journalist Alley Einstein said parents don’t realise how traumatic the scene is and don’t offer their children the right ‘support’ after they’ve watched it.
However, her comments sparked outraged among viewers, with many accusing her of being a ‘snowflake’.
Journalist Alley Einstein (pictured on This Morning on Wednesday) said she doesn’t let her children watch Bambi because it is ‘too traumatic’
The show was discussing the film after news that a Missouri poacher was ordered to watch the movie at least once a month as part of his sentence for illegally killing hundreds of deer.
Presenters Ruth Langsford, 58, and Eamonn Holmes, 59, were hosting a debate on whether the film was too traumatic for children in light of it being used as part of sentencing a criminal.
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Ms Einstein agreed that that it was, saying: ‘[It came out] a generation ago, now it’s time to move on.
‘We don’t want to have these children who are going to be dumped in front of it without support from their parents after watching this traumatic scene.’
Her comments sparked outraged among viewers on Twitter (pictured), with many accusing her of being a ‘snowflake’
She refuted the argument that it teaches children that animal cruelty is wrong, and said that should be the job of parents.
She continued: ‘Why cant parents teach their children without the help of Bambi? What is it about people, why can’t they actually parent their children and not rely on everybody else?’
Ms Einstein also hit out at the film for not having a strong female role model after Bambi was left to fend himself when his mother was shot.
She added: ‘The mother is ripped away and Bambi is left to fend for himself, now of course this is the overwhelming thing that comes through all the Disney films.
Bambi features a scene in which the deer and his mother (pictures) are running away from hunters before his mum is shot and killed
Ms Einstein said parents don’t realise how traumatic the scene is and don’t offer their children the right ‘support’ after they’ve watched it. Pictured: Ms Einstein (left) with journalist Sonia Poulton (right)
‘Name me one Disney film which has a strong maternal mother staying in the film that doesn’t get killed off, or that doesn’t get lost ta the beginning of the film, there isn’t one.’
Her comments caused a stir among viewers, with many taking to Twitter to disagree with her.
One tweeted: ‘Bambi has been around for many years… i watched it as a child & never did me any harm! All these stupid people moaning need to get a grip..’
‘Snowflake alert!,’ another posted.
Sonia Poulton (pictured on This Morning on Wednesday) said children should be able to watch Bambi because it teaches them important lessons
A third said: ‘This is why we have generation snowflake now. Because people protected their children for the horrors of the REAL WORLD and now they can’t handle what they’re seeing/experiencing.’
On the show Ms Einstein was debating journalist Sonia Poulton, who said children should be able to watch Bambi because it teaches them important lessons.
She explained: ‘It’s about human entitlement, human cruelty, what we do to animals, loss, grief, how children cope with it.
‘Traumatic it certainly is, and I still think children should watch it.’
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