Unless you don’t watch TV or follow the news on the internet, you couldn’t have missed the now-infamous “potty-mouth princesses” dropping the f-bomb to bring attention to feminism. The controversial video has created waves on and offline, and has parents up in arms claiming that letting the little girls speak in such a way is “child abuse”.
The video, posted on YouTube, has since gone viral, which shows very young girls dressed in princess costumes dropping the f-bomb like sailors, hence the “potty-mouth princess” title the video is now known for. The main point of the video was to bring attention to what feminists say is inequality and sexism against women in all areas of life, but it has become popular for the foul language displayed by the girls.
But is having the very young, innocent six-year-old “potty-mouth princesses” swearing like there’s no tomorrow the way to bring attention to their cause? According to many parents who have taken the time to comment on different websites where the story has been reported, and on social media, those behind the video are misguided and the message may have been lost.
In my opinion, the video clearly uses humor and satire to get those very real messages about gender-based discrimination across, and while for some folks, watching little girls drop f-bombs may be shocking, Fckh8.com brilliantly uses hyper-meta self-awareness to comment on that when one little girl says: “So, what is more offensive — a little girl saying ‘f-ck,’ or the f-cking unequal and sexist ways society treats girls and women?”