The age difference between two Love Actually stars isn’t the only shocking age gap to make its rounds on social media this week.
Every few years, the young ages of Disney princesses become a topic of distaste. This time, it’s about their ages in relation to that of their princes.
The originator of the tweet, @diordeaux, did the math and found that Snow White and Prince Florian have a 17-year age gap between them. Snow White is apparently 14, while Prince Florian is 31.
Diordeaux’s tweet went super-viral, with more than 300,000 retweets and almost 1 million likes. People online are shook and want the police called STAT.
This forgotten fairytale facet has sparked a little bit of research and lots of head-scratching about age differences between Disney Princesses and their various princes.
Some have more reasonable–yet, still murky–age differences, such as Jasmine and Aladdin, who are 16 and 18 respectively.
wayament pic.twitter.com/4OSFF64iQS— ً (@exovlvet) December 17, 2019
The eight-year age gap between Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder in Tangled is enough to raise more than a few eyebrows.
eye wdym the largest age gap pic.twitter.com/DgC4l37S20— cath⁷ (@shyguynamu_) December 17, 2019
One user argued that Snow White and Prince Florian’s age gap is “more disgusting” than Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder’s.
“Also rapunzel and eugene didn’t get married for years after they met,” they wrote.
There’s a lot to unpack here.
Then there’s possibly the largest apparent age gap: Milo and Kida from Atlantis. Several millennia are at play here.
Other users aren’t even concerned about the apparent pedophilia.
“He kissed a dead girl and that’s what you care about,” Twitter user @MuchaAleksandra wrote.
He kissed a dead girl and that's what you care about— jimmy protested. (@MuchaAleksandra) December 17, 2019
Correction 11:42am CT, Dec. 25: Due to an editing error, this article originally stated Snow White’s age as 17 rather than 14.