Maybe it won't hold up in court, but it starts to make a lot of sense when you find out that in earlier tellings the curse had nothing to do with the Prince's stinginess. In the earliest-known written version of the tale (which is apparently not as old as time), the enchantress actually curses the prince because she fails to seduce him. But that's not exactly a PG storyline, so plenty of elements have been changed along the way between that story and the one that eventually ended up on IMAX screens, including the addition of a mystery child who looks exactly like the Prince.
It's entirely likely that this time, the enchantress succeeded (admit it, you'd hit that) only to be ultimately scorned and driven mad by a broken heart and grief for the child that was taken from her because we can't have no bastard heirs running around. (And, honestly, she does seem like the type to start demanding s**t.) Sure, she ends up cursing the entire household, including Chip, but enchantresses are kinda known for doing that sort of thing, and she's not exactly a rational person. "You won't let a random homeless person into your castle full of treasures?! YOU ARE A LIONBEAR NOW."
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Still better than not having genitals or internal organs.
Also, smart as she is, there's no way Belle hasn't figured this out. An enchanted Christmas indeed.
If you wanna donate to help Manna hide from the mob, which is only kind of a joke, she'll turn all your exes into lionbears (or draw you a picture or watch a movie with you or something). You can also follow her on Twitter, but you won't get any sorcerous favors.
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