Ryan Reynolds Explains Why A Few Disney Classics Deserve R Ratings

As Disney+ announced on Thursday that the R-rated Marvel movies ‘Deadpool’, ‘Deadpool 2’ and ‘Logan’ will soon be available to stream on the service, Reynolds, Deadpool himself, couldn’t help but comment. share his thoughts on the move.

“We are expected to announce that Logan and Deadpool will soon be the first R-rated movies on Disney+. But we all know that some Disney movies should already be rated R for irreversible trauma,” Reynolds tweeted.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Old Yeller,” “The Lion King,” and “Bambi” were among the Disney hits Reynolds suggested for ratings reassessment.

Regarding “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Reynolds said the 1937 animated classic should be given an R rating because, “Breaking and entering, borderline polyandry, [and] I’m pretty sure those diamonds aren’t cruelty-free.”

He tweeted “Old Yeller” on his list because the movie made him “completely cry.” His additional rationale referred to the “outright murder of Old Yeller. Also, bear abuse.”

Reynolds went on to joke that the “Lion King” is full of “Fratricide, maiming, most likely half-brother love, or at least kissing cousins. Seriously.”

As for “Bambi,” “Cold blooded murder of innocent mother deer will cause lifelong trauma,” he wrote.

Disney+ has yet to respond to Reynolds’ (joke) suggestions, but in a press release announcing the new Marvel additions starting Friday, the company encouraged subscribers to review their Parental Controls settings “to ensure most suitable viewing experience for them and their families.”

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