Disney: Stop whitewashing our princesses of color!
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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.
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