The Messed Up REAL Story Of Aladdin

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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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Joseph Malone
Joseph Malone Vor 5 Stunden
All Disney does is cultural appropriation and use stereotypes in a demeaning and racist way. It teaches children hate at an early age and ruins their childhoods without them knowing it. Disney must go.
FlamesInRome Night
FlamesInRome Night Vor 5 Stunden
Well if Aladdin's character would have been based in true ones they should have lived thousands of centuries ago, since that Aladdin is not normal fact one of the tales included in the Millenary book "Arabian Nights" but with the exception that this tale was Chinese adapted later in a kind of interpolation to the Canon of the Arabian version. In fact if Aladdin would have existed he shoulded to be Chinese and according the ancient character of this book have lived thousands of years ago and Jasmine too, so all this sounds a little incredible.
Valerie Villegas
Valerie Villegas Vor 8 Stunden
Ran Nar
Ran Nar Vor 12 Stunden
This video is wrong in so many ways, I think arabs are supposed to tell you the real story of Aladdin
Laisayane Susu
Laisayane Susu Vor 16 Stunden
I still Love Alladin!
BumbleBee Tuna
BumbleBee Tuna Vor 17 Stunden
First off the person doing the video got it wrong. You made it sound like Aladdin was based off of that girl who kept telling stories to the king to keep yourself alive... It wasn't. Aladdin was part of the 1001 nights...... and apparently Shahrazad didn't even tell that story either because you said Aladdin wasn't put into that book until later on .....by some guy. So your reasoning for bringing her up was void. She had nothing to do with Aladdin.
BumbleBee Tuna
BumbleBee Tuna Vor 17 Stunden
They didn't take that phrase out of that song. I remember singing it.
I'm confused. If they are offended by these facts getting out then why not change themselves rather than moan about it
Rajani Narayan
Rajani Narayan Vor 23 Stunden
sherry gg
sherry gg Vor Tag
Scheherazade was an older sister to duñazad and a slave in the palace of the king. He noticed her sister ine day and forced duñazad to wed him but scheherazade did not allow this and wed him herself. Knowing how he killed his wives after their wedding night once he was done with them she came up with a plan to save not only herself but her sister she proceeded to tell him story after story with twists and turns to keep him interested enough to not kill her and go after her sister. After a while he become accustomed to scheherazade and slowly let go of his fear of women and they fell in love and lived happily ever after. The story of the Arabian nights is a bunch of folk tales put together that were said from word of mouth. All the stories has Arab, Persian and Chinese roots. The stories have a little bit of each in each story.
Daniel Svindland
It is lame that Muslims cry racist, they demand us to change our law to be their will but why can’t they also change theirs, but guess we are just weak and we are afraid of retaliation and more attacks so we wanna be nice.
Bhat Sajad
Bhat Sajad Vor 40 Minuten
Wow War mongers & looters are trying to be nice Ww1
Sina Esml
Sina Esml Vor Tag
Is persian story ...not arabic
Stark Vor Tag
I liked the video until you started getting all politically correct. It's not Disney's job to censor everything controversial to spare your feelings.
0071111360 Vor Tag
actually, she told does stories to her sister and the king
Ris kuy
Ris kuy Vor 2 Tage
actually, what are you talking about?
Kira Tsukasa
Kira Tsukasa Vor 2 Tage
This isn't surprising, really. Look at ANY classic Disney movie. They're all screwed up stories changed to be family friendly.
lorde isaroyals
lorde isaroyals Vor 2 Tage
Complete and utter bullshit. Both her and the king were part of the story. As in works if fiction. Please do your research before you spew this crap
Jamal Timmerman
Jamal Timmerman Vor 2 Tage
Those characters are not Arabs they are Persian
Jamal Timmerman
Jamal Timmerman Vor 2 Tage
Those characters are not Arabs they are Persian
Sharon Williams
Sharon Williams Vor 2 Tage
cannot say make accurately!!!
Sharon Williams
Sharon Williams Vor 2 Tage
Aladdin is a forgery written a French author not part of the Arabian night.
glenn kane
glenn kane Vor 2 Tage
Always have to have a modern feminist "progressive" spin on everything.
hope Vor 2 Tage
The 1001 nights tales are mostly based on india or persia (iran) but back in that time because Arabs have concurred Iran and other parts of middle east so the Arabic language was used more commonly to write so that more people could use the books in the Islamic countries in middle east ....and most of the names from Shahrazad stories are Persian names or some Arabic names that were and still are common in the whole middle east region which also includes Persia so it mostly goes back to Persia aka Iran and if you read the original stories from the names and stuff you can easily tell
Lol shahrazad isnt real ..that's a story ..
Pazzaria Productions
Here's what I have to say about the racist remarks in this video.... First off, my company, Pazzaria Productions is EXTREMELY tolerant of race, religion, etc... and would NEVER, EVER KNOWINGLY do ANYTHING racist in ANY of our content! With that being said, I question the change of the whole cutting of the ear off and being barbaric change in that particular lyric. Why do I say this. Okay. I can see that organization's point about being racist. However, when I originally heard that in the theatre, I AM SO SORRY, BUT RACISM IS NOT THE FIRST THING THAT CAME TO MY MIND!!! I just took it as Disney setting the tone for the story. I DIDN'T BLOODY DISSECT IT! IT'S A FANTASY! I also DO NOT believe that the main characters having, mostly American accents, while the supporting characters do not, TO BE RACIST! I don't believe AT ALL, that Disney said, "Okay! Let's be racist here!" NO! I believe that if the main characters did have accents, THEY WOULD BE MUCH HARDER TO UNDERSTAND! If you want an accent, see the film IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE! Disney translates their films into different languages for each respective country that it is shipped out to. In terms of how barbaric this culture was, or wasn't during the time period that the film was placed in, that is for the historians to decide. That's my story, and I am STICKING TO IT! :-D
Renee Crotty
Renee Crotty Vor 3 Tage
Everyone is too soft. Get over it! Disney should have kept the original lyrics 😂
Asm Asm
Asm Asm Vor 3 Tage
This video is full of mistakes
atreyu10284 Vor 3 Tage
Aladdin actually took place in China. Look up the book "The Arabian Nights" and read the first page. It clearly states it takes place in China.
fatalrob0t Vor 3 Tage
The racism call is bullshit. "We still have a long way to go to be kind, inclusive, and tolerant." Way to shove that propaganda.
That_Thot_Addy _
That_Thot_Addy _ Vor 3 Tage
Aladdin wasn't based on what happened to Shahrazad. Aladdin was based off of one of her *STORIES* 🙄
pimketss Vor 19 Stunden
thats hardly gonna get as many views though, your mistaking this channel for one which provides facts and doesnt just sell whatever for the views...
Neil Madhood
Neil Madhood Vor 3 Tage
The women in the middle east are still facing the same problems.
Fated Circles
Fated Circles Vor 3 Tage
There's just an endless number of things wrong with this video, and I've got things to do today.
Ledgardo D Chino Ardy Lacson
I Rmember The Chinese way of Aladdin. It was funny you have a mom who teaches her son how to steal. Also Having an Uncle who is African. There are two Genies Like one in the Ring and one on a Lamp.
Mihar Bess
Mihar Bess Vor 3 Tage
I reported it as miss leading content
Mihar Bess
Mihar Bess Vor 3 Tage
You're information are all wrong, what a mess 😏, please go study before speaking
Every disney movie is wayyyy out of context every real story disney movies are based off of are dark and horrific... And this sounds like a bunch of bullshit you damn SJW's
Will Nichols
Will Nichols Vor 4 Tage
All people are good for is protesting. We all need to die
Negin Edna
Negin Edna Vor 4 Tage
For God's sake why is it so hard to understand that Persians are totally different from Arabs Just because they are near of iran and Persians people are Muslims it doesn't mean that they are arab Persian's culture is completely different
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stuff Customer Vor 20 Stunden
I think it's because Arab just like Hispanic is a ethnoligustic group that covers a very large geographic area. The Arab language transverses Africa,Europe,and Asia. Where as Persian liguistic groups are entirely in Asia. I've always found it stupid and idiotic that people think Arabs are a race like wise with Hispanics. Since each group is racially diverse just speak a common language. I never hear people talk about anglophones aka English speakers. Besides in Cameroon where anglophones and franphones are in a civil war.
Dane Potmo
Dane Potmo Vor 23 Stunden
The both live on or around the Arabian Gulf
Daniel Svindland
Negin Edna how are they different?
Shiz it
Shiz it Vor 4 Tage
Stop making false info, the king was not Persian
Adam Infinity
Adam Infinity Vor 4 Tage
Don't they cut off your hand if you steal in Saudi Arabia?
Nikki Kawaguchi
Nikki Kawaguchi Vor 4 Tage
sólveig Diðriksdóttir
0:16 tell me were did you find this photo
Twin Masters
Twin Masters Vor 5 Tage
I know this
Jose Gray
Jose Gray Vor 5 Tage
WHO CARES.....Do not spoil people childhood Disney stories......I cant with negative people.
Siriupin SuperWhoLock
in 3:37 were you are talking about origin of aladdin you say "or a lazy boy who lived with his mom", it's a totally different story. we (Iranian) call it Hassan Kachal (Bald Hassan) it doesn't have ANYTHING to do with aladdin
Jessica Orellanes Petrillo
this is so lame, is just a character Disney got inspiration from, no one ever said it was supposed to be "this" story. Why don't you just go to a producer and convince them to do the story you'd like to see.
Samire Young
Samire Young Vor 6 Tage
OMG, Never know Aladdin is actually Chinese.....
n ziom
n ziom Vor 5 Tage
+Ahmad Shabir. exactly
Ahmad Shabir.
Ahmad Shabir. Vor 5 Tage
No..it is not..Alladin is an Arabic name which means one who has faith in Allah..The story Aladin has been taken from Alif Laila(in modern day terminology it is called'101 Arabian Nights'..These all stories are local Arabic stories which passed from one generation to another generation verbally and later was compiled in a book named Alif Laila .
Pablo Sepúlveda Guerrero
In Spanish the translation keeps the original lyric: "y si ahí caes mal, te van a mutilar, ¡qué barbarie! pero es mi hogar" that is pretty much accurate to the original one than the corrected one in English. Maybe was kept because Latinamerica doesn't feel racism to Middle East culture. In fact, Middle East has an intense influence that remains until today. For example, in Chile we say "ojalá" when you want to say "I hope so" and "ojalá" ethymology is in classic arabic that means "If God wants" (Quiera Dios). That words is used in other hispanic countries. So, I think that the real big problem of racism is inside of US and it's hard to understand why. I mean, we are all human beings after all, don't we?
Zainab Ouragueli
Zainab Ouragueli Vor 7 Tage
This video is a little messed up...
djdsf Vor 7 Tage
So, y'all telling me that they wrote these stories over and over and over but y'all found the original?... Right.
Moriyah Yahoudi
Moriyah Yahoudi Vor 7 Tage
Why are you Ishmaelites allowing gentiles to tell your story!?
n ziom
n ziom Vor 5 Tage
They copie cated the story and changed in Disney the original is still Arabian
Christopher Brown
The closes you can actually get to the “real life Aladdin” was the first female sultan who was murdered not to long into her rule
NineLivesToLive Vor 8 Tage
Aladdin isn't the only "messed up" origin. Most Disney movies have messed up origins. It's because the tales come from a brutal time in history. We tend to change some things about them to make them fit into our modern world.
Dude Farooqi
Dude Farooqi Vor 8 Tage
Shahrazad is a different character all together -_-
Mr Crow
Mr Crow Vor 8 Tage
Arabian nights 😏😂 the first time i heared this is when i entered western media (DE-vid) at 2012 ... "one thausand & one nights" was writen in Persian scrifts and from classical Persia dating 400-550 ad, Sasanian dynasti & found in Iraq (Ctesephon and tigris), which was mainland Persia (the capital) back then, the arab caliphs looted Persia, including this amazing book series. just brainless arabs who have no imagination and talent to tell tails clame this series as arabic series. the writers, the clouthings, the human features, the culture described in the whole series are typicaly Khuraswan or Perso-Indian ,the names, the places they visit, the kings and queens and everything else. the name al-adin is the arabizes name "Adin" in persian, "Yasmin" is also a female persian name, you dont even need to investigate, ots all clear that it should't be called "Arabian nights" just like they clame "persian gulf" or "persian arcitecture" to "Islamic arcitecture" or the "persian scientists" to arab scientists, shamshir to arabian sword, man the list goes on for weeks if i will tell you all ,arabs would be lost in the history if they did not conquered Persia. ...some people, sometime in the past 1400 years, raised arms, they came from arabian deserts, where they had no trees, no castles, no kings and queens, no heroes, no culture, no blacksmiths no poets, no libraries, no horses and no god... just became something completely different in less than 30 years, savagely looted a unstablized mighty empire in the east and another in the north... right after that, they became all that?
Sajida Sultana
Sajida Sultana Vor 8 Tage
Who sees sab TV show Aladdin naam toh suna hoga please see
Mom Mom
Mom Mom Vor 8 Tage
Way you are Laing 🤣we now that Aladdin is Arab name and its 100 💯 % are Arab story
Derrick Feinman
Derrick Feinman Vor 8 Tage
Why are you citing the Atlantic to talk about classic literature?
Madison A
Madison A Vor 8 Tage
Making a company change their movie because they do not like a song is crazy snd semf absorbed. If Arabs do not want to be seen as barbaric, stop killing women and treating them like cattle!
Z Influencer
Z Influencer Vor 8 Tage
Scheherazade was a beautiful, well-read and intelligent young woman who was a gifted storyteller, weaving stories with spiritual and moral lessons for her listeners. Following her marriage to the king, on their wedding night, she captivated him with a story that went on late into the night, causing the king to allow her a stay of execution in order to finish her story the following evening. The clever Scheherazade continued to weave ever more fantastic and adventure-filled stories, each night leaving the king on tenter-hooks to discover what happened next. Her powerful storytelling thus continued every night, until the king eventually let go of his fear of women, fell in love with the beautiful Scheherazade … and they both lived happily ever after
Z Influencer
Z Influencer Vor 8 Tage
Very good video and no Disney shouldn’t have change it
Giuseppe A. D'Angelo
This video was disappointing on so many levels
L C Vor 8 Tage
East Turkistan (aka Xinjiang) was not necessarily part of China and it's people were not Han Chinese.
Hunks Appreciated
Muslims are barbaric crap. Protesting won't change that.
Zubi Art
Zubi Art Vor 9 Tage
Catona red Wolcaf
It’s a fucking cartoon holy shit it doesn’t matter if a random guy in the movie is singing about that kind of shit lmao😂😂😂 jk racism is not right and Disney should know that but still it didn’t need to got that far haha
syed syed
syed syed Vor 10 Tage
I am confused why they mixed indian women and arabian women??
tutu sketches
tutu sketches Vor 12 Tage
unfortunately they didn’t take up on that opportunity and decided to take away its arab ness at all
Oh no Luna
Oh no Luna Vor 12 Tage
Okay I get ppl say the origin is from China but his name is clearly Arabic! If u pronounce it in Arabic it sound %100 arabic and the reason it’s pronounced “Aladdin” in English is cuz there is letters in Arabic that the English language doesn’t have and can’t be pronounce!!! So like it doesn’t makes sense to me how it’s origin from China
Federico De Simone
Federico De Simone Vor 12 Tage
Actually the original story of Aladdin was set in the Chinese autonomous province of Xinjiang, where a there is a great community of Muslim. The name is not even Han Chinese.
Dalya Ahmed
Dalya Ahmed Vor 9 Tage
Federico De Simone well ιт’s an iraqian movie afterall
Gerard Perry
Gerard Perry Vor 12 Tage
The word barbaric refers to their religion. Islam is the apex of barbarism on this planet. If you don't believe, try living in Saudi Arabia or Iran for a couple of weeks.
Shoeb Md
Shoeb Md Vor 12 Tage
An audio visual garbage!!!
*its* Virus XD
*its* Virus XD Vor 16 Tage
Ohh history I’m unsubscribing!
art amI
art amI Vor 18 Tage
I mean they do kill little girls for trying to educate themselves they decapitate Christians and stone adulterers. So they want us to pretend like these things don't happen? Fuckem
Fatima mikan
Fatima mikan Vor 19 Tage
It is true
Z Vor 21 Tag
The names of the people in the story is arabic names This video make no sense
Aey. Al_khelaifi
Aey. Al_khelaifi Vor 21 Tag
In his book Aladdin, the Magic Lamp and other stories, John Biden gave details of Jalan's meeting with the man named by Hanna. Two Arabic manuscripts containing the story of Aladdin (with two other extraneous tales) were discovered at the French National Library. One is written by a Syrian priest living in Paris named Dionysius Shawish and nicknamed Dom Denis Chávez. And another copy copied by Michael Sabbagh from another copy written in Baghdad in 1703, and was purchased by the National Library at the end of the nineteenth century. But some contemporary scholars such as Mohsen Mahdi [2] and Hussein al-Hadawi [3] claim that both manuscripts are false. Although Aladdin's story is a Middle Eastern tale, its events are in China and Aladdin is explicitly referred to as Chinese. [4] But most of the storytellers are Muslim, and there is a Jewish merchant who buys Aladdin goods (and then deceives him), but there is no reference to Buddhists or Confucians who are followers of the dominant religions in China. All the inhabitants of the city have Arabic names and their king appears to be a Muslim ruler rather than a Chinese emperor. So some believe that this refers to the events of the story in Turkestan (includes Central Asia and the modern Chinese province of Xinjiang)
Nikhil Dhasmana
Nikhil Dhasmana Vor 21 Tag
Even before hundreds of years before the islam ideology of treating women as a slave! Was present ! Crippled religion !
Farichah Maswan
Farichah Maswan Vor 23 Tage
uhmm..as i know, the real characther of aladdin in 1001 story was set up in islamic mongol/mughal cultural in central asia setting. the real princess was bahr al baduur (or the sea of brave or magnanimous, in persian) instead of jasmine (a kind of flower)
Kunter Kurtulan
Kunter Kurtulan Vor 25 Tage
The reason shah went on a killing spree is his wife which he loved cheated on him with her servants (yes sometimes she participated in gang bangs and orgies)
M Sagri
M Sagri Vor 26 Tage
I still don’t see how the movie was racist. I’m Arab and I’ve failed to point out anything racist. It’s a goddamn fucking movie.
Chad Baker
Chad Baker Vor Monat
Interesting and very educational
Coffee Wolf
Coffee Wolf Vor Monat
Did anyone watch the video where jasmine was captured by the king who could control the weather. He kept jasmine and she told him story's with cliffhangers OMG WALT DISNEY WHAT DID U CREATE??!?!?!?
daddyleon Vor Monat
1:18 I think this is mischaracterising it too. It's not that she had a little trick up her sleeve - as if she wasn't deathly afraid. It was a last ditch attempt at saving her life with the one thing she was great at and made her unique in some way. But she surely still feared it wouldn't work. Having a trick up your sleeve sounds as if she's so confident it will work, but the situation was much more horrible for her.
karen hall
karen hall Vor Monat
Leaving the word barbaric in the song referring to the heat is NOT insensitive to anyone except Mother Nature. I could say the summertime heat in Florida is barbaric and I don't think anyone would bat an eye.
Magic Ghost
Magic Ghost Vor Monat
but now in 2019 it is okay to discriminate against white people right?
YouTube Lover
YouTube Lover Vor Monat
Magic Ghost I’m American born Muslim and think the whole new politically correct culture sucks and that saying whites are privileged is just plain lunacy. The highest earners of this country are Asians and Indians. Are they suddenly privileged???
natienza76 Vor Monat
*Ali Baba* had 40 theives - Genie 🧞‍♂️ Ali Baba = Ali baba and the Forty Theives
Amir reza Qafari
It's persian not arab
Joël Bornbergen
it's impossible to appease those people, give a finger, they take a hand or arm... personal experiences... and I see it everywhere to... and here we have another example, and then we need to learn to be kinder, lmao btw, the real life movie had it's share of commotion, long before it's release date. I'dd say: judge AFTER you've seen the movie, NOT BEFORE. And who knows they fix things, a lot can be done with effects, etc. But actors (cause that is whats it's about) is Disney's fucking choise, and if you don't like it, don't watch it. But keep your lame judgement of a movie you didn't see, heck, a movie that hasn't been released yet for yourself !! On a brighter, positive note !! A very nice movie, very interesting story('s), never realized it, but a lot of those movies have a darker history side, very interesting indeed !
Chambers of My Heart
Wait, I remember reading a version of this story called Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher. I was never able to finish it.
Reese Reid
Reese Reid Vor Monat
It’s pronounced sha-hair-a-zod.
Reese Reid
Reese Reid Vor Monat
I went to the symphony for sha-hair-a-zod and the conductor pronounced it sha-hair-a-zod
Ghada Jaballah
Ghada Jaballah Vor Monat
No, it's not. It's pronounced Shah-ra-zaad
Madzie 2000
Madzie 2000 Vor Monat
"Translated into many languages..." Shows pages from a book entirely in English And as a fun fact: it was actually a law at the time in the Ancient Middle East that stealing was punishable by cutting off the offending hand. Recommend doing a little research here people
Mohamed Jama
Mohamed Jama Vor Monat
I subscribed
sourciety 15
sourciety 15 Vor Monat
I read the “Shadow Spinners” and it sounds exactly the same.
Alex Rivera
Alex Rivera Vor Monat
OMG this woman and feeling oppressed, I just look at a woman and its fucking raped, shit ! I bet the fact he was sultan didn't hurt even if he wanted to kill them
rojheen shokooh
rojheen shokooh Vor Monat
So this story is actually persian
eyeh8eternal Vor Monat
I can't help it but I have to say you could have come up with a better name title for this channel rather then call it TheThings, just doesn't sound right, here's a suggestion that could have sound better and still have the word Things in the title ''Facts&Things''
Alyssa Schindler
My school is doing Aladdin Jr. The musical and i’m in it and it’s tomorrow!!!
Mohamed El hejjeh
Aladdin its arabic name not chinese
Niadutch Vor Monat
It is and was an IRAQI story, QUIT the bullshit please 😉
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