MY DAD IS WATCHING BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA IN THE OTHER ROOM AND HE JUST RAN IN WITH TEARS IN HIS EYES AND YELLED “WHAT KIND OF DISNEY MOVIE KILLS KIDS” THEN WENT BACK
HE CAME INTO THE KITCHEN AND HES MUMBLING STUFF LIKE “yeah… fine… kill the kid. kill all the kids. who cares. waste of time….”
non-Jewish people going on today about “reclaiming” Anne Frank as a “bi icon” or w/e make me really uncomfortable, because it has this ring of “all this time I thought she was just some Jewish kid, but now it turns out she’s one of us!!!!” like if you didn’t find Anne Frank’s story moving until you realized she shared some marker with you then maybe you should reconsider your whole approach to this whole “empathy” thing.
I’ve always loved Anne Frank honestly and don’t think she had to be “reclaimed”. However I think the fact she’s actually Bi is kinda cool and the fact it got left out of her narrative is really sucky. She’s such an inspirational person, the printers of the book should have accepted everything about her and not just been “oh das a bit gay so we gonna skip dat.”
So a new Icon? No, she always has been super cool. New cool fact about an awesome icon? Hell yes, and we should maybe be happy, or mad at the publishers of the book but the Bi-ness doesn’t re-invent her.