Say it ain't so!
[Frozen](movie:411685) director Jennifer Lee is apologizing for how her movie's signature song, "Let It Go" has infiltrated the minds of seemingly every human on Earth. If you are a parent or if you spend any amount of time with kids under the age of 13, Lee's message should hit home:
A year ago, I'd meet people who, when they found out who I was, they'd say, "Oh, we love the songs! We sing them all the time." Now they're like, "Yep, we're still listening to those songs." I've gone from, "Thank you," to "Sorry!"
C'mon, Jennifer! You're gonna make Elsa cry.
It's okay, Elsa! Lee is simply sympathizing with all the parents out there, but she still loves your famous tune.
This admission of guilt comes on the heels of Elsa's voice actress, Idina Menzel, also expressing her sympathy for the overwhelming popularity of "Let It Go." Menzel told CBS News that she "apologizes to all the parents" whose kids play the self-love anthem "ad nauseum."
Like Lee, Menzel has been pretty tongue-in-cheek with her responses. As a parent herself, she understands the infectious appeal of "Let It Go" better than anyone (and plans to sing it well into her old age).
In my opinion, this is a very happy problem for everyone involved. Some parental fatigue seems worth it for worldwide acclaim, a place on the Billboard charts, and an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Plus, Frozen filmmakers and fans can ride this momentum into the upcoming short Frozen Fever that will air before [Cinderella](movie:373064) in March.
Since I know I won't be escaping it when I head home for the holidays, I'm already prepared for a Frozen-fest with the family. Sounds like a new holiday tradition to me.