Sarah Hall, 40 made the request in a note left in her son’s record book, claiming that the story, which features a prince waking the sleeping princess with a kiss, is not "relevant" in modern society and that it contains problematic attitudes, "about age and consent."
A "#PR #gender #diversity advocate" and "Owner 1 dog+2 small boys" as she describes herself on Twitter, Ms. Hall took to social media platform to voice her concerns.
The story has predictably provoked intense responses on social media, ranging from derision to support.
Hi Mike, thanks for the opp but I'm not commenting further. Cheers, Sarah— Sarah Hall (@Hallmeister) November 23, 2017
Dont get me started on Pantomimes, how dare they get a man to play the Dame, Misogyny at its best! The Patriarchy did this! 😂😂😂— Jonny Molyneux (@jonnymolly) November 23, 2017
No wonder British is so politically correct & people get so offended at everything these days with people like you spouting utter rubbish & nonsense like this saying men like me are sexually harassing & treating women poorly because of fairytales pic.twitter.com/I6LlI6h9Rp— Rammyrascal (@rammyrascal) November 23, 2017
You are unwell and need to get some help.— Hera (@CopperBitch) November 23, 2017
She's crazy to get so wound up about a children's fairytale. These weirdos used to appear on shows like The Word — now they get peak airtime— Not CNN T-101 (@Articlefifty50) November 23, 2017
Ms. Hall has said that she thought Sleeping Beauty would be an appropriate resource for older children, but that her son who is six years old, could be negatively influenced by the tale.