During interview with Net-A-Porter’s The Edit, SANS FARDS enthusiast Alicia Keys said that fards isn’t the only thing that’s sans in her life. Alicia is currently raising two sons, 6-year-old Egypt and 1-year-old Genesis, with her husband Swizz Beats, and she’s trying really hard to raise them sans sexism.
One of the ways Alicia is ensuring she raises woke ba(e)bies is by making sure that questionable-message movies, like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, never find their way onto the television in Egypt and Genesis’ playroom.
“I feel like it’s by design that I’m raising boys; like there’s a reason. I really feel that. They say that every child learns from their mother – it’s ingrained from babyhood. Have you watched Snow White lately? I get real funky about the classics; I don’t like [my sons] watching it. It’s totally sexist, misogynistic – she’s cleaning for seven dwarfs. There’s nothing wrong with a woman who chooses to stay at home with her family, it’s a hard-ass job, but it’s the way it’s spoken about.”
Alicia’s not wrong about feeling funky while watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. There’s a lot more than just sexism to be worried about. Snow White’s stepmother gets one of her assistants to bring her Snow White’s heart in a box, because apparently someone is too good to buy goat placenta enzyme face creams off eBay like the rest of us. Then Snow White “cleans” the Seven Dwarfs’ home with the help of dirty diseased animals who followed her in from the woods. Letting a squirrel dry the dishes with their tail? That’s how you get C. difficile, Snow White.
The worst might be the fact that Snow White lives with seven men who work in a diamond mine and not ONCE do they bring her home a bag full of jewels. Egypt and Genesis need to learn that if one of your roommates is scrubbing seven sets of skidmarks out of your underwear every day, the least you can do is thank them with the odd gemstone.
Here’s Alicia modeling some fancy housecoats for The Edit.
Pics: Quentin De Briey/The Edit