Must fully agree: if the villain sings inappropriate sexist admonitions, in 2023 it might enhance her villainy and its danger. Cleaning up Ursula's ideas of gendered passivity removes a yardstick from the storytelling. Surely among Ariel's obstacles are millennia-old restrictions on women's voices as representational of their agency. In any world, hers or the "theirs" she so longs to inhabit.
But I'm in the crowd that feels the Shipoopi-ization of lyrics has not proven to be broadly successful. Imposing a contemporary prism on art leaves arbitration of language adjustment up to committee decisions, and invariably dilutes as often as it corrects. In this frightening year, with books yanked from shelves due to a single dissenting and anonymous naysayer determining what's "appropriate," we end up in an uncomfortable -- and potentially hypocritical -- corner. Others may strongly disagree, yet it's unlikely to be an argument won or lost in a single debate.