"I think it’s messed up we can have multiple white princesses who look similar, but only one of each minority. Never mind we don’t have a Latina princess yet.
You’re talking about racism and you said ”multiple white people who look alike” how is that not racist??? Hypocrite.
My problem with this is just the fact that people always complain about how “Disney is so racist because they have more white princesses.” It seems like Disney would have to go through every shade on the color wheel until people were satisfied. And while yes, we don’t have every shade of princess, they are all very culturally diverse. We have princesses from all different countries! France, Germany, The Middle East, China, Scotland…the list goes on and on. It’s sad to see that today people are so hung up on the pigment in your skin.
the fact that you just called the Middle East a country tells me you haven’t got a clue what you are talking about please stop
Honestly, I’m fed up with Disney and the people defending them and that post on Frozen that’s been going around.
Y’all talk about how Disney has been trying to be diverse in their princesses. How exactly? When they keep picking European folktales in particular German ones.
Let’s see here. There are currently 11 Disney princesses at the moment.
They are Ariel, Belle, Mulan, Tiana, Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Aurora, Jasmine, Merida, and Pocahontas.
How many of those princesses are women of color?
Now how many of those princesses are white?
And now we have Frozen with Anna and apparently also Elsa (?), the Snow Queen, which will make it 9 princesses of European descent.
So you guys are saying that “we are so hung up on skin color”. Well of course we fuckin are. We only have one African-American princess, who, throughout majority of the movie was a frog. You have one Asian princess representing China, which people say, see! Asians have representation you have Mulan! Ya. China does not make up Asia. Do y’all know how fuckin big and diverse Asia is? Chinese does not equal all Asians. Then you have Jasmine, who is just a fucked up disaster of stereotypes of the Middle East (which is just a Eurocentric term in the first place) and India. They pretty much just tried lumping two completely different regions into one sexualized and stereotypical princess. Then there is Pocahontas who they completely just turned a despicable event and promoted a white savior complex and turned the actual Pocahontas who was a little girl into a young woman with all the stereotypes of Native Americans, in love with a white man which completely is different from what actually happened.
Those are our WoC princesses given to us by Disney. The four of them.
Then there is the whole Latin@ princess where they said there was going to be one but it turned out to be this whitewashed version of her having white skin and blue eyes.
And like what was said before, if you say,
"We have princesses from all different countries! France, Germany, The Middle East, China, Scotland"
when the Middle East is not a country but a region (which the term Middle East makes no fuckin sense in the first place since the region it describes is in West Asia and is a term all based on colonization and racism, but hey that’s Eurocentric views for ya), then you are really, really, ignorant.
Now let me continue on with why your arguments are invalid on why WoC have every damn right to be mad and bitchy and fed up with Disney.
You say Disney is being diverse? Ok, how about this.
How many French Princesses are there?
How many German princesses are there?
How many Danish Princesses are there?
Then there are 2 others one from Scotland.
And there is one princess who is hell knows what. People say she’s German. People say she’s French. People say she’s English. All I know is regardless of what she is, she’s still white.
Wow. That is very diverse all right. You pretty much just have a diverse range of vanilla princesses.
Then we have our 4 WoC princesses.
One Native American.
And one who is like I said above, a mix match of stereotypes of Arabs and India.
Really? You call this diverse? If you call repeatedly having European princesses and taking European stories and basing the WoC princesses on stereotypes, sexualization, and making them an animal for more than half the movie as diversity then you really are an ignorant ass.
The problem with Disney is that just they just continue to use European folktales. Oh we already have an Asian and Native American and African-American. Let’s continue on going through more white folktales to build our princess franchise!
Do you know how they could have done a princess from a region of ice? You can make an Inuit princess.
And what about an Egyptian Princess? A Nigerian? What about a Hawai’ian or Samoan Princess? What about an actual Latin@ princess this time? How about a Southeast Asian princess like an Indonesian or Cambodian princess?
Until Disney stops their repeated problems of basing WoC princesses on stereotypes conceived by white people’s eyes and continually using German, French, and other European folktales which people on here argue the bullshit, well, it’s a German, French, Danish fairytale, they aren’t going to be Black or Asian, then Disney is not trying to be diverse in their princesses and WoC, like me who has yet to see a Southeast Asian princess (don’t give me that bullshit that Mulan already represents me because she is Asian or I’ll bitch slap you), will continue to speak up, be angry, call out on the racism and lack of diversity, and won’t shut the hell up until Disney and it’s little ignorant followers wake the hell up.