The Messed Up REAL Story Of Aladdin

  • Published: 16 April 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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  • Little Wolf Taima
    Little Wolf Taima  2 days back

    So that's where the name of the Alice and the Pirates dress comes from. Surprised you didn't go into the origin of the word 'barbaric' as it is relevant.

    • Khoda Yare Iran Bad
      Khoda Yare Iran Bad  6 days back

      Arabian night? Lol
      this Is Persian Book and It's name is *1001 Night* not Arabian night and has 1001 Story's
      It was translated into Arabic during the islamic Arab Caliphate
      The main language of this book is Persian

      • Malak Amr
        Malak Amr  6 days back

        Any Arabs here know this story alreday ! And there is no relation between alaadin and shahrazad!! They are different stories😂♥️

        • Chris Neil
          Chris Neil  1 weeks back

          Yeah that's super racist the people enforcing sharia law are usually very friendly right?

          • omar zakaria
            omar zakaria  1 weeks back

            What's messed up is this whole misguided "facts"....the age of internet..a pc and a mic make you historian..

            • Ángela montoya
              Ángela montoya  1 weeks back

              You liar >:0

              • Yousef Al-A'ssaf يوسف العسّاف

                You got many things mixed up here.
                1001 nights' main character was Shahrazad. Alaadin was only mentioned in one story out of a thousand others (every night, Shahrazad would tell the king a story, and Alaadin/the Thief of Baghdad was one of them).
                Shahrazad is a fictional character too, and the original author of this book were Arabs, not Persian, Chinese, or Indian. However, many stories were written about these places by the Arab authors to make the book more appealing to the Arab audience (adding exotic elements).
                Alaadin is not Chinese either. In one of his journeys he flies to China, and that's about it. He visits Persia, India, Greece, and Africa too!

                P.S. The Persian king didn't kill women out of hatred. He used to be a very loving husband to a woman that he loved so much. One day after he came back from his trip to his brother's kingdom, he found his wife cheating on him with a black slave, and that set him on fire. From that day and onward, he promised to kill every woman he marries after they spend a night together so they wouldn't be able to cheat on him with someone else, and that's how the massacre started...

                • matthew mann
                  matthew mann  3 weeks back


                  • werda leghari.
                    werda leghari.  4 weeks back

                    the story of aladdin was originally set in china, yes, but it is important note that the real narrative of aladdin is quite different than the Disney movie most of us are familiar with, also aladdin's ethnicity was never confirmed in the original tale, however many argue that aladdin was indeed of turk descent, most probably an uyghur muslim, or someone of hui descent because china has had a huge history of muslim populations, hence why the characters have muslim names. the possible influence of 'arab culture' could be attributed to the arab conquest, when turks had converted to islam, so the historical timeline might make sense if checked properly. and jasmine wasn't the original name for the princess, it was badroulbadour, which can be spelled and pronounced in many ways, not to mention there was no actual character of jafar. it was simply a sorcerer from africa who wanted the lamp, he had inspired the character. aladdin was not originally a part of the arabian nights compilations hence why there seems to be weird and peculiar overlaps between different cultures.

                    • Yusra Hashim
                      Yusra Hashim  4 weeks back

                      The name is actually Scheherazade [Sh-he-re-zad] the Story Teller.

                      • Dank Meme
                        Dank Meme  1 months back

                        Who else never shook there head like it said in the end

                        • Venus the robot Dragon Schmidt

                          Disney cartoon characters are the real ones you idiot

                          • tekno terror
                            tekno terror  1 months back


                            • Olga Masih
                              Olga Masih  1 months back

                              I don’t get this????

                              • BUM BUUM
                                BUM BUUM  1 months back

                                Even that documentary is offensive ! First image :
                                ●originally the tale was Chinese and you clearly see a Japanese temple behind Aladdin...

                                • Mrl Ka
                                  Mrl Ka  1 months back

                                  This woman in the picture is a Persian woman you should have understand it by her clothes and her make up!google "ghajar girls" on the internet.aghhhh

                                  • jad jo
                                    jad jo  1 months back

                                    I do not understand why Hollywood and Disney are determined to mix between Arabs and Indians?The Arabs are Semites and 70 percent are white, not Negro or Indians Yes, Indian culture is similar to the Arab in wearing and some songs, because because India was part of the Arab empire a thousand years ago, but their history, forms and skin color is different from the Arabs High ethnicity relative to their grandfather Sam

                                    • Uday Chandra
                                      Uday Chandra  1 months back

                                      Inaccurate information ... Of the story part at least ... Rest of crap that goes down in your stupid country, I couldn't care less ... Very much tinted by foolish western notions.

                                      • karla ali
                                        karla ali  1 months back

                                        Well, Aladdin nothing to do with Han Chinese... its Eastern Turkistan.. which was under Baghdad Rules in Abbassyed density .. Eastern Turkistan now is occupied by china and changed the name to Xinjiang .. but that will not make the people han chinese. .. so the story of Aladdin is 100% Muslim Middle Eastern story.

                                        • Kaizoku
                                          Kaizoku  1 months back

                                          6:01 well i am Assyrian from Iraq and the Arabs are barbaric specially Saudi Arabia they cut the hand of a thief hang homosexuals and force women into wearing burka. Arabs treat us native people of Mesopotamia or any non Muslim as second class citizens but when they come to America they ask for equal treatment and rights. Ironic isn't it?

                                          • karla ali
                                            karla ali  1 months back

                                            Mmmm So Saudi Arabian are barbaric... I think you are Christian... do you want me to show you how Christians were barbaric 1000 time than saudi Arabian.. I can shut your mouth with real facts ... not from stupid media.

                                        • Maiada Sobhy
                                          Maiada Sobhy  1 months back

                                          Im an arab and this video is wrong 🤷 Sharhazad was a fictional character that was in Arabian nights, where the father of Sharayar wanted him to kill his bride when the sister of Sharahzad came with this story telling idea, where she told a story each night, at the end of the story, she fell in love with the prince and have three children with him 🤪 so no its not a real thing at all 🤷 we don't kill our brides and Alaadin was one story she told during those Arabian nights and its called Alaadin and the magic lamp 🤪 yes the original is different but its not barbaric or anything

                                          • Adam Stokes
                                            Adam Stokes  1 months back

                                            Leave disney aladdin alone

                                            • Gillian Wilson
                                              Gillian Wilson  2 months back

                                              Don't be stupid Aladdin does not exist

                                              • أيمن برو
                                                أيمن برو  2 months back

                                                ALADDIN علاء الدين

                                                • Sande Sultan
                                                  Sande Sultan  2 months back

                                                  Read the book. The story teller was Sheherazade. My ex who was Arab pronounced it She-hair-azod.

                                                  • hadel mhmd
                                                    hadel mhmd  2 months back

                                                    Story Writer

                                                    He is the Syrian storyteller Hanna Diab, from Aleppo, Syria

                                                    • CreatYourOwnSunshine
                                                      CreatYourOwnSunshine  2 months back

                                                      I noticed the exact same thing about the accents in the *new* movie. That's just messed up. It's reinforcing stereotypes that already cause so much hate and distrust. Way to go, Walt.

                                                      • Samantha Beugelsdyk
                                                        Samantha Beugelsdyk  2 months back

                                                        Wow! This is some trump shit! Can't just up and change history and how certain races are treated! Huge outbreak of disease again!

                                                        • Tania L. Williamson
                                                          Tania L. Williamson  2 months back

                                                          Sha harra zad.

                                                          • GĖT TRIGGERED
                                                            GĖT TRIGGERED  2 months back

                                                            *Calls book Arabian Nights*

                                                            *Writes story about a Persian king*

                                                            • india世界で最高の
                                                              india世界で最高の  2 months back

                                                              Agrabah is actually Agra in India,and palace is Taj Mahal at Agra.

                                                              • Jun Takeshita
                                                                Jun Takeshita  2 months back

                                                                Disney always makes fake stories ignored the origin.

                                                                • meidraw
                                                                  meidraw  2 months back

                                                                  its not real...

                                                                  • John G.
                                                                    John G.  2 months back

                                                                    Well the middle East is barbaric it's a fact.

                                                                    • ramajana
                                                                      ramajana  2 months back

                                                                      0:48 said “arabian nights” but tried to mimic hindu i think? lol

                                                                      • Lazy Sunny
                                                                        Lazy Sunny  2 months back

                                                                        *only one may enter here, one who’s worth lies with in. The diamond in the rough*

                                                                        • Classy Mobiles
                                                                          Classy Mobiles  2 months back

                                                                          This story is wrong!!

                                                                          • Ina 77
                                                                            Ina 77  2 months back


                                                                            • Ina 77
                                                                              Ina 77  2 months back

                                                                              my name us jasmine 🙂

                                                                              • jacob drolet
                                                                                jacob drolet  2 months back


                                                                                • Noor Alsabagh
                                                                                  Noor Alsabagh  2 months back

                                                                                  Agrabah is located near the Jordan River (as the narrator tells during the first minutes of the film). The city was founded by a man named Hamed, an ancestor of the Sultan and Jasmine. The Sultan is assisted by his council, which consists of various diplomats that aid the sovereign in governing the city. One notable councilman was Jafar, who served as the Sultan's Royal Vizier for a number of years.

                                                                                  Agrabah is described as "a city of mystery, of enchantment", and as such, has had numerous encounters with the fantastical throughout its existence. Some of which includes sorcerers, genies, and flying carpets.

                                                                                  Agrabah is a melting pot of social classes; the wealthy tend to live closer to the Sultan's palace, while the poor live closer to Agrabah's entry wall. Agrabah's more unfortunate citizens are commonly known as "street rats" (fem. "street mouse") and are ostracized as a group. The city also has an infamous underworld, with one area in particular being known as the "Thieves Quarters". The city is protected by the Royal Guard, headed by Razoul.

                                                                                  Agrabah is located in Iraq during the
                                                                                  Islamic Golden Age
                                                                                  , but more broadly represents classical Islamicate societies, including the
                                                                                  Abbasid Caliphate
                                                                                  Mughal India
                                                                                  . Agrabah's architecture, including its palace and marketplace, was inspired by
                                                                                  Islamic architecture

                                                                                  • S B
                                                                                    S B  2 months back

                                                                                    Disney are pedo and racist. I will never visit that place.

                                                                                    • Joanna Grace
                                                                                      Joanna Grace  2 months back

                                                                                      Thanks for ruining my childhood :)

                                                                                      • Knight
                                                                                        Knight  2 months back

                                                                                        4:00 it’s not racist, it’s true. Back in the Middle East you had one chance if you fucked it up they would either cut of your, tongue, ear, and some other crazy stuff

                                                                                        • Imr Langst
                                                                                          Imr Langst  2 months back


                                                                                          • Aya Muwaffaq
                                                                                            Aya Muwaffaq  2 months back

                                                                                            I don't know where you got your information but the story about Shahrazad and the king Shahriyar is just that....a story! It is part of the 1001 fairytales. They are made up characters. You are right though about the part where Shahrazad tells the story about Aladdin. If you read the book Shahrazad tells the king every night a new of them being the story of "Aladdin and the 40 thieves" the end the story about Aladdin is a story within another story :)

                                                                                            • Mohamed Tarek
                                                                                              Mohamed Tarek  2 months back

                                                                                              Well Aladdin was arab
                                                                                              Now he's Chinese, indian, turk, and Persian!!
                                                                                              Lol what else? European??