"I think one of the biggest issues with representation in Disney films is that so many little girls of color are going to watch these movies and see all white princesses and the few POC characters there ARE have little to no merch. I think its more important for them to see a princess of character that looks like them than seeing one that is a completely accurate representation of a culture, so you could easily put a black princess in a European setting"
This aggravates me so much. Disney is based in different times, in different places, sadly many of them in Europe with white people of that time. Would Nala of the lion king be counted as a white one because her fur is gold? No. Shes in AFRICA. As a LION. Just like princess and the frog. Many people of that time- and the prince was Spanish based and his love was colored. Beauty and the beast? France, time period? Ruling of white culture. Since when was DISNEY questioned about what it draws? ITS THE LESSONS BEHIND THEM SO CHILL THE FUCK OUT PEOPLE.
- For one thing, Nala doesn’t count as a person because she’s an animal. Animals are not interchangeable with the representation for people of color.
- Tiana is African-American. There is a difference.
- Please do not use the term “colored”- it’s derogatory
- And yes, while Europe had a mainly white ruling class, it doesn’t mean that Europe was or is a whites only zone. Here’s a blog for you to check out.
- And yes, Disney should be questioned about what they do because they are one of the most influential media outlets in the world. Something that powerful should be held under scrutiny.
seriously i am so tired of this argument… they are cartoons… ugh… yell at me all you want about my apathy but i honestly don’t give two shits what skin color anyone has…
Well that’s nice. It’s not *actually* about you hearing an argument again and again, it’s about children who look to their media and see that media excluding them. A media that portrays PoC as second best, background characters and not being considered “worthy” enough to have any kind of major place in the media. And that is damaging to kids. It’s constant, it’s everyday; and hell will continue to be raised until it is no more. What should not happen is another generation putting up with this again. Consider that, because it’s not two seconds of the day for PoC.
You’re going to keep hearing this because it’s important.