“When i first watched the Princess and the Frog, noticed how Tiana, at some parts, looked like Mulan. The face, the way the lips and eyes looked at times (but obviously not all the time since Mulan is a different race). I swear I am the only one who notices these things, no one else seems to realize how simliar they look. it bothers me that no one else sees it.”
PROOF THAT IN FACT, DISNEY THINKS ALL POCS LOOK ALIKE
THIS THIS THIS
“I think Disney contributed to the development of my eating disorder”
I find it rather sad anyone who feel that an entire fictional fantasy world of princesses and fairytales could contribute to such a serious thing. Someone needs to learn how to separate fantasy from reality. That’s just not healthy to begin with. Get help anon.
No. I find it sad that every single princess is stick thin, when very few people are like. I find it sad that the whole culture that makes thin people more readily presentable in stark contrast to lived experience and bodily diversity. I find it sad that some asshole who’s so wrapped around Disney’s lower rectum that they feel the need to respond to a secret about eating disorders with “you need to separate fantasy with real life” when according to media, the fantasy body is the only thing worth presenting.
In other words, in honor of the OP, go fuck off.
Coincidently, I was just talking with a friend of mine who has admitted to having food/body issues for most of her life and she was telling me that Jasmine was her least favorite of the princesses growing up because she was too “voluptuous”, she saw her as fat, and as a child she didn’t want a “fat” princess because that wasn’t “beautiful”.
Trust me, OP, people internalize the images presented to them as children, and carry them into adulthood.
If you don’t think there should be a fat, ugly, or gay princess you don’t really understand what Disney is all about. It’s about inspiring all people to love themselves and reach for their dreams, not about traditional values and good looks.”
you clearly don’t understand what Disney is about.
it’s a children’s entertainment company that teaches good morals.
Y’all gay people, fat people, ugly people don’t have good morals! We need to protect the children from them because only straight mostly white skinny princesses can teach good morals! The rest of you need to be hidden from society because you teach kids to be bad!
Right, so that racist ass depictions that Disney has had TOTALLY means that they push good morals. Peter Pan and it’s racist ass monolithic depictions of Native Americans, The RACIST AS FUCK pickaninny Sunflower the Centaur from Fantasia, The Song of the South? All in good moralistic fun, huh???? Quit PLAYIN.
^ reblogging for commentary by sourcedumal and feministslut.
“I truely believe that everyone deserves a chance at love. And that everyone should be taught to believe in gay rights, and things. But for all the people who want Disney to do a movie about a gay couple, it can’t ever happen. As much as I want everyone to accept everyone, and six year old doesn’t need to see that all the time. Sure, Disney can hint at it, but they can’t make them the main couple, and that really is sad but it’s true.”
Um… what? No? “As much as I want everyone to accept everyone, and six year old doesn’t need to see that all the time.” I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to say I don’t think you do want everyone to accept everyone because you are positioning gay relationships as “dangerous for children to see.” As Disney and other movies show us, kids see hetero relationships “all the time” but you don’t identify this as problematic.
Being “taught to believe in gay rights, and things” also includes being exposed to the idea that gay isn’t some sort of communicative disease. This means allowing children to see gay relationships and not assuming it will make kids gay, and not assuming that kids wondering if they themselves are gay is something heinous and unconscionable and we should prevent it at the cost of excluding gay relationships from all media.
These things are not “sad but true,” they’re sad but changeable. Change society and you change what society is willing to accept as a storyline. Disney can hint at it or they can eventually make it a main storyline- it will one day be not only possible, but probable.
“Making a big deal about race only made people refer to Tiana as ‘the black princess’”
Actually they noticed she was the only black princess by her being the only black princess. Kids notice these things without adults making a “big deal about it.”
Wait… is she not the Black princess?