The Messed Up REAL Story Of Aladdin

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  • Published on:  Monday, April 16, 2018
  • The disturbing true story of Disney's Aladdin.
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    The Disney movie, “Aladdin” is full of colorful, funny characters singing catchy songs as they fly around on a magic carpet. It’s a high-flying tale of romance, magic, and adventure. But what’s the real story behind this classic folktale?

    There has been a lot of buzz surrounding Disney’s remake of the animated story of “Aladdin.” But will Disney learn from the mistakes that they made in the past? This story has been around for centuries. But you will be astonished to learn how the story was created in the first place. It seems “Aladdin,” and all of the “Arabian Nights,” or “One Thousand and One Nights,” folktales were told as a desperate attempt to save the author’s life. We were able to uncover some pretty messed up facts about the real story of “Aladdin.” You’re not going to believe racist song lyrics Disney was forced to change after the animated film’s release.

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  • Valentine Valentino  (May 23, 2018))

    Um... Jasmine wasn't supposed to be the Disney version of Shahrazad. Jasmine was based on one of the characters in one of Shahrazad's 1001 stories 😁

  • no_u furbs  (5 days ago))

    who said that in the first place?

  • Cielo Greene  (Mar 12, 2019))

    Right???? I was about to comment the same

  • Necro morph  (Mar 12, 2019))

    A women who lived like 2 thousand years ago has better story telling ability that most of Hollywood.

  • Razor Edge  (4 days ago))

    +CrypticPal Ethnicity is irrelevant. The fact is that Scheherazade is a fictional character.

  • CrypticPal  (4 days ago))

    +Razor Edge you aren't arab so you probbably wont know

  • Khayria Tahir  (May 13, 2018))

    This entire video is inaccurate. The story of the lady married to the man is actually a part of the book one thousand and one nights it is a fictional story narrated to connect the stories in the book to eachother. The stories themselves were old indian, arabic and Persian tales gathered by translators researchers and authors over centuries. @TheThing please take the time to research your content before you misinform hundreds.

  • Mr.banana 2000  (2 days ago))

    Nah. One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. Perhaps Persian (since they were old trading partners) but certainly not Indian.

  • Mohiuddin Golam  (2 days ago))

    Exactly, that's what it is.

  • muna luna  (May 13, 2018))

    Aladdin ( ala-u-ddin) and jasmine ( yasmeen) and Jafar ( jaعfar) etc are 100% arabic names

  • Hafez Ahmadi  (4 days ago))

    Yasmeen/Jasmine is Persian not arabic

  • Hafez Ahmadi  (4 days ago))

    Jasmine is a persian name

  • Noura Mohamed  (May 14, 2018))

    I'm arab and one thousands and one nights is a classic in all of the middle east it has a lot of versions yet somehow people know all, it's like a bed time story, and many remakes of it were made into t.v shows

  • emery hurst  (Sep 23, 2018))

    At some point every part of the world was barbaric. Wild west, Nazis, Stalin's purges, the great leap forward in China, the British in India, Italian fascism, the Japanese invasion of China, the Sri Lankan civil war, the Belgian Congo, French rule of Vietnam, Australian mistreatment of the aborigines, Colombian drug lords, modern day terrorist organisations, etc. I could go on all night and not get to them all. So what's the big deal about the using the word barbaric anyway? I don't get it.

  • Baseshocks  (2 days ago))

    But in 2019 only white people can be barbaric... Everyone ignores what is going on in the world right now and play's victim in the west.

  • Rakhil T.  (Mar 12, 2019))

    Because Westerners have used the excuse that Middle Eastern people and other minorities are "barbaric" to enslave and bomb them for centuries.

  • GoddessGothicLolita  (Jun 28, 2018))

    The merchant wanted to cut jasmine's hand because she took the apple and did not pay. Thieves get their hand cut off

  • Abdirahman M  (6 days ago))

    GoddessGothicLolita that is not true if someone steals food to eat if he hungry he/she is not getting punishment for that.

  • Scattered Pearls  (Mar 12, 2019))

    The story is supposed to be set in historical Iraq under Islamic Law, and the Western writers make it see like merchants would cut off the hand of someone who didn't even know they were stealing, for stealing a single apple,without a trial. This is BS, and a totally ignorant understanding of what happened. You would get your hand cut off if you had intentionally stolen something of value (not food for a starving child) from an enclosed space (not an open stall), after you had received a trial so that a...

  • Nadia Subri  (Jun 4, 2018))

    Ya but the woman herself is a character in that book: ( One Thousand Night & a Night) in other words, she is fictional herself, narritang all those fictional stories to a fictional king , so it's a story inside a story. All we know that the original author was Persian, and then his work was translated into Arabic by mid centuries,and then into other languages

  • Lara  (2 days ago))

    The story Aladdin was added to the famous "1001 night, or Arabian Nights" by a French translator who has heard the story from a Syrian man called "Hana". Therefore, the story is Arabic.

  • jeny y  (5 days ago))

    Persian is a country but which ethnic was He ? Well actually every iranian claim everything came from persian but did they know that they Should thank China and India for a lot of things.

  • Laura Haber  (May 22, 2018))

    Scheherazade ISN'T the orginal author of these stories. She's not even real! She's the made up character who serves as our narrator in the book, which allows all the tales to tie together.

  • CheesecakeLasagna  (3 days ago))

    Holly Sterling Kind of like Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

  • Holly Sterling  (Mar 12, 2019))

    It’s called framework. Aladdin is a story told by Scheherazade inside of the original story 1001 nights. It’s a story told within a story.

  • Ohmy gosh  (May 13, 2018))

    You wanna talk about messed up? As a beggar he's dark skinned and when he married up he's suddenly shades lighter. 😒

  • Canada InArabic  (Feb 26, 2019))

    Soopah Doopah plus the palace probably had a private bath

  • Canada InArabic  (Feb 26, 2019))

    Soopah Doopah realistically speaking yes! Back in the day bath weren’t in every home. People had to pay money to enter a place where they can take a bath, so rich people are more likely to shower more. I don’t know why you find it hard to believe