Cinderella provides stepmothers a nasty identify… and the evil character must be written to be extra sort, says Kirstie Allsopp
- The presenter says the character of the depraved stepmother is ‘damaging’
- She tweeted tales comparable to Cinderella are ‘profoundly damaging’ to households
- The 49-year-old is stepmother to companion Ben Andersen’s kids Orion and Hal
The depraved stepmother’s merciless remedy of Cinderella has been drawing hisses from theatre audiences for hundreds of years.
However now the well-known character has lastly received some sympathy – from TV star Kirstie Allsopp.
With Cinderella set to return in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s forthcoming West Finish manufacturing, Allsopp, 49, has criticised the ‘profoundly damaging’ impact the story has on stepmothers’ picture.
Kirstie Allsop says Cinderella hindered folks’s opinions of stepmothers as they’re ‘depicted as evil’
‘Is there any hope it has a fairer, kinder depiction of stepmothers?’ tweeted Miss Allsopp, who has taken on the function along with her long-term companion Ben Andersen’s kids Orion and Hal.
‘So many kids have/can have step-parents. Depicting them as evil is profoundly damaging,’ she continued.
‘Does it not happen to anybody that the explanation so many individuals have had dangerous experiences with step-parents could partially be the evil depictions of them in virtually each e book/play/movie?
Anthea Turner had earlier mentioned the problem as she mentioned the ‘particular relationship’ she has along with her ex Grant Bovey’s daughters
‘This isn’t ‘woke’ or ‘PC’, although I’ve no downside with being both, it’s common sense.’
Anthea Turner waded into the massive debate on the depictions of step moms final February as she claimed that regardless of not having an ‘umbilical wire connection,’ the bond between her and her ex Grant Bovey’s three daughters is extra particular as a result of they selected it.
‘Had it not been for them, I might need pushed for extra IVF,’ she advised Nearer.
‘However sooner or later I assumed, ‘Why am I doing this to myself when I’ve these three superb children.’
Fellow presenter Fearne Cotton additionally spoke out on Twitter.
The radio DJ, 39, is married to musician Jesse Wooden, 44, and stepmother to his kids Arthur, 18, and Lola, 15, whom he shares with first spouse.
‘Blended households are commonplace however the illustration of step mother and father (particularly mums, it by no means appears to be the stepfather) in children fiction wants to vary to go well with the occasions,’ she tweeted.