Make Plus-Size Princesses in Disney Movies!
  • Petitioning The Walt Disney Company

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The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Animation Studios

Make Plus-Size Princesses in Disney Movies!

    1. Jewel Moore
    2. Petition by

      Jewel Moore

      Farmville, VA

I'm a Junior in high school named Jewel. I made this petition I know many younger plus-size girls and women who struggle with confidence and need a positivie plus-size character in the media. I want there to be a character for those little girls to look up to. 

Studies show that a child's confidence correlates greatly with how much representation they have in the media. It's extremely difficult to find a positive representation of plus-size females in the media. If Disney could make a plus-size female protagonist who was as bright, amazing, and memorable as their others, it would do a world of good for those plus-size girls out there who are bombarded with images that make them feel ugly for not fitting the skinny standard.

Disney films are highly influential and wide-spread, and they impact the lives of many children, especially girls. It would be revolutionary for Disney to show support to a group of girls who are otherwise horrendously bullied by the media. It would make many young girls feel confident and worthy to see a strong character that looks like them. This move on Disney's part would have an amazing positive ripple effect in people all around the world. 

To:
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Animation Studios
Make Plus-Size Princesses in Disney Movies!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 30,000 signatures
    2. Yahoo! article

      Jewel Moore
      Petition Organizer
      Teen Petitions Disney: Give Us a Plus-Size Princess!

      photo: Walt Disney It's no secret that Disney has gotten flak for its blond, white princess archetype, and now a Virginia teen has one more suggestion for the animated film company: Create a plus-size princess.

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. Huffington Post!

      Jewel Moore
      Petition Organizer

      Hey guys! Yesterday afternoon, an article was written about this petition on the Huffington Post website! :)

    5. Reached 1,500 signatures

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    • Eliza Champion STILL AINT SAYIN, CANADA
      • 3 days ago

      All bodys are beautiful

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    • Martina Wind GERMANY
      • 3 days ago

      Weil jedes Mädchen eine Prinzessin sein darf, auch wenn sie nicht gertenschlank ist

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    • Kimberly Spanton FERNLEY, NV
      • 4 days ago

      I have two girls, and I never want them to grow up the way I did. Always thinking about weight, and wanting to be "skinny" like all of the "pretty" girls on my favorite movies and TV shows. And its getting worse and worse as they get older.

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    • Heather Crump ATCO, NJ
      • 4 days ago

      I feel that society has been making women, especially younger girls, feel like shit for the last time. I never realized as a kid how much movies, especially Disney movies impacted my life. They are my childhood, and I will never forget them. I feel that having a plus size disney princess will allow children to realize being a little chubby isn't a problem. Kids should be playing and being a kid- not sitting there counting calories or weighing themselves every single day. While it is good to be healthy, I still think Disney princess' are unrealistic. For the handful of princess' they already have, I believe they should have at least one plus size princess. Also, Plus size doesn't always mean "obese" or "overweight".... It simply means plus size, aka: not a twig. Some people are just born that way- and there's nothing else they can do about it.. So why should they sit there and doubt themselves and feel the need to put themselves down all because media portrays that being skinny and beautiful is the only way to essentially have a better life and to be "saved" by a prince? There are tons of real life princess' that don't look perfect and petite.

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    • Jessica Cruz SAN BERNARDINO, CA
      • 5 days ago

      I believe everyone is BEAUTIFUL. And our younger generation should not think only one size is the right size.

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