New York Times Review Needs ‘Kink’ in Children’s Disney Remake!

Disney’s latest live-action remake, “The Little Mermaid,” has recently hit the screens and sparked a flurry of mixed reviews. While some critics were impressed with Halle Bailey’s lead performance, others couldn’t help but express disappointment and questioned the necessity of the film. Among the reviews, one particular critique by Wesley Morris for The New York Times caught attention, as it pondered the absence of “kink” in this children’s movie.

In his review, Morris offered a scathing assessment of the remake, describing it as “dutiful and defensive, yet desperate for approval.” He lamented the absence of elements like joy, fun, mystery, risk, flavor, and notably, “kink.” The use of the word “kink” in this context raised eyebrows and led to some misunderstandings. While the word has multiple meanings, its pop culture usage often refers to unconventional sexual preferences. Some conservative voices immediately seized upon this interpretation, accusing The New York Times of sexualizing children and harboring corrupt motives.

“The new, live-action ‘The Little Mermaid’ is everything nobody should want in a movie: dutiful and defensive, yet desperate for approval. It reeks of obligation and noble intentions. Joy, fun, mystery, risk, flavor, kink — they’re missing,” Morris said.

Conservative social media influencer Robby Starbuck criticized the review on Twitter, arguing that the mention of “kink” in a children’s movie review demonstrated the left’s agenda to sexualize kids. Another commentator claimed that this episode exemplified the decay of traditional values and the disdain of the media elite towards ordinary people.

Moving beyond the controversy, it becomes evident that “The Little Mermaid” remake received mixed reviews overall. While some critics praised Halle Bailey’s performance, others felt that the film failed to capture the magic and charm of the beloved animated classic. NPR’s review deemed it an “artistic dead end” and questioned its necessity, despite acknowledging the commercial rationale behind Disney’s decision.

The Dailywire