Comic from here
Disney's Beauty and the Beast was my first love, and it got me interested, later, in the history of the tale, and that led to the history of fairy tales themselves, and ultimately to this blog among other things. I find this comic funny and am able to laugh at things while simultaneously loving them.
May I just point out though, that fairy tales are often criticized for being too simplified and black and white. Disney's BATB (not the original French tale) shows a rare thing in that a character is able to change, but this isn't the first time I've seen it criticized for promoting abusive relationships. Either the critics don't believe characters are capable of changing, or that the Beast shows sufficient evidence of doing so in the span of the family friendly cartoon. Personally, I think the fact that he allows Belle to leave, thinking she'll never come back and that he's sealing his doom as a monster for life out of love her her, is plenty of evidence.
But I'm biased, and I first saw this movie when I was 4, and therefore have never been very objective about it.