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See The Little Mermaid's Red Hair First. Then See Plenty Of Red Flags About The Movie Exposed.

Lately, some of the values that Disney movies instill in young girls have been questioned. And if this "honest trailer" for "The Little Mermaid" is any indication, that's a very good thing.

See The Little Mermaid's Red Hair First. Then See Plenty Of Red Flags About The Movie Exposed.

This honest trailer of "The Little Mermaid" is brilliant.

Equal parts hilarious and logical.

For starters: Are these dolphins getting paid?

I'm imagining those are middle-class dolphins working the chariot night shift.


Do all the fish in the sea have to make a living? If so, is Flounder's job to be Princess Ariel's cute companion?

Princess Ariel falling in love with a prince makes sense — Eric is dreamy.


But "because he's hot" shouldn't be the reason Ariel, among other things, changes her species. If only Ariel and Taylor Swift could be friends.

She might suggest Ariel talk to Eric for a little while before going all-in.

"Would you change the bottom half of your body to a horse's if Chris Hemsworth was a centaur?" she might ask.

I'm guessing no. If it's still yes, I have some questions.

But Ariel's vaguely Jamaican buddy Sebastian is an enabler.

Also, the closest thing this movie has to a black person.

Signing away her voice for a boy is definitely a commitment. She *is* only 16.

But giving it to a witch who hates her whole family? Hmm...

Honestly, Ursula might be a better role model anyway.

You don't need a man ... or a pair of legs ... to find love.

These messages went right over my head when I saw this at 7 years old. It's telling girls stuff like:

1. Look pretty and change yourself if you want a man.

Also, don't be satisfied with your body the way it is. Change yourself drastically. Because love!

2. If you sign suspicious legal documents that you can't get out of, maybe the guy you met and married in three days will solve it for you. With murder.

Three days and you're vanquishing witches for her? Maybe you two do have something in common: a lack of impulse control.

3. After that, if you're still somehow living, abandon your family, friends, and home to marry the hot guy you just met.

Did they even discuss him becoming a merman? She is ALSO a princess, folks.

Yes indeed, Ursula.

Choices are probably a little easier if you always do what'll make Prince Hot Stuff (or the man you love) happy, am I right, ladies?

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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

This article originally appeared on 12.02.19


Just imagine being an 11-year-old boy who's been shuffled through the foster care system. No forever home. No forever family. No idea where you'll be living or who will take care of you in the near future.

Then, a loving couple takes you under their care and chooses to love you forever.

What could one be more thankful for?

That's why when a fifth grader at Deerfield Elementary School in Cedar Hills, Utah was asked by his substitute teacher what he's thankful for this Thanksgiving, he said finally being adopted by his two dads.

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To the child's shock, the teacher replied, "that's nothing to be thankful for," and then went on a rant in front of 30 students saying that "two men living together is a sin" and "homosexuality is wrong."

While the boy sat there embarrassed, three girls in the class stood up for him by walking out of the room to tell the principal. Shortly after, the substitute was then escorted out of the building.

While on her way out she scolded the boy, saying it was his fault she was removed.

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One of the boy's parents-to-be is Louis van Amstel, is a former dancer on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." "It's absolutely ridiculous and horrible what she did," he told The Salt Lake Tribune. "We were livid. It's 2019 and this is a public school."

The boy told his parents-to-be he didn't speak up in the classroom because their final adoption hearing is December 19 and he didn't want to do anything that would interfere.

He had already been through two failed adoptions and didn't want it to happen again.

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A spokesperson for the Alpine School District didn't go into detail about the situation but praised the students who spoke out.

"Fellow students saw a need, and they were able to offer support," David Stephenson said. "It's awesome what happened as far as those girls coming forward."

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He also said that "appropriate action has been taken" with the substitute teacher.

"We are concerned about any reports of inappropriate behavior and take these matters very seriously," Kelly Services, the school the contracts out substitute teachers for the district, said in a statement. "We conduct business based on the highest standards of integrity, quality, and professional excellence. We're looking into this situation."

After the incident made the news, the soon-to-be adoptive parents' home was covered in paper hearts that said, "We love you" and "We support you."

Religion is supposed to make us better people.

But what have here is clearly a situation where a woman's judgement about what is good and right was clouded by bigoted dogma. She was more bothered by the idea of two men loving each other than the act of pure love they committed when choosing to adopt a child.