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Disney: Stop whitewashing our princesses of color!

There are eleven Disney Princesses (counting Merida from 'Brave'). Of these, only four are non-white. Disney has recently released their new redesigns of their princesses, to much controversy (specifically in response to the changes to Merida's figure and hair). However, this petition is important for a different reason: the four princesses of color have been made to appear more 'white'-looking, both in skin color and in facial features. Not only is this blatant whitewashing (a form of racism and cultural erasure), it's just. . .sad. For many young girls, the Disney princesses are their first ideas of beauty. Many of these girls are not white, and the whitening of the princesses of color is sending the message that to be pretty, you need to be pale and 'white'-looking. This is just plain sad, to me. Whenever I see the new redesign of Disney's princesses of color, I imagine a little of girl of color not feeling pretty because she doesn't look like that, and that's sad! If you agree with me, please, sign my petition.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company.
    Robert A. Iger
  • Executive Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, The Walt Disney Company.
    Zenia Mucha
  • Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney-ABC Television Group
    Anne Sweeney
  • Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios.
    Alan F. Horn

Noah Keeling started this petition with a single signature, and now has 96 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.