Chris Wallace’s career has fallen apart since leaving Fox News.
He is now on CNN pressing Idina Menzel on if her song from Frozen was truly empowering to women.
Wallace said of the song Let It Go, “I didn’t get it when I saw the movie, I didn’t get it when every one of my grandchildren were singing the darn song.”
Although Idina Menzel said she had thought about what Wallace said she was clearly confused by Wallace’s stance on the song.
This year marks a decade since “Frozen” was first released in theaters, and CNN’s Chris Wallace still has some questions about the Disney film. Specifically, he’s not totally clear on how the Oscar-winning “Let It Go” was actually an empowering anthem for young women — so he decided to ask Idina Menzel about it directly.
In a new interview posted on Sunday, Wallace discussed the massive impact “Let It Go” had on Menzel’s career, and what impact she herself had on the song. (As it turns out, she specifically asked to put it in a higher key, so her voice would sound a bit more “innocent” and younger for Elsa while singing).
But, after discussing the mechanics of it, Wallace noted that he was about to make the interview “a little weird” because he had a bone to pick with the song.
He noted that his particular issue with the song is that it’s “supposed to be about women, or a girl’s empowerment,” but that in reality, Elsa is “so messed up with her curse” that she just gives into it. Wallace also cited previous interviews with the songwriters, in which they noted that, in the early stages of “Frozen,” they weren’t sure if Elsa was actually going to be a villain.
Video (partial transcript below)
From the video above:
“Chris Wallace: Here is where this interview is about to get a little weird. I want to spend sometime talking about “Let it Go” because I don’t get it and you’re looking at me like oh my gosh, I didn’t get it when I saw the movie, I didn’t get it when every one of my grandchildren were singing the darn song. I mean it is a great song but it is supposed to be about women’s or girls empowerment but in fact, it is about a girl who is so messed up with her curse that she decides to give into it and as the song goes let the storm rage on and in fact, preparing for this interview I even read an interview with the song writers who said when they wrote that song they didn’t know if you, Elsa, was a villain or a hero.”
This is embarrassing!