Receipts proving that Charlotte kissed Naveen after midnight, when she was no longer a ‘princess’ meaning she, like Tiana, should have turned into a goddamn frog. But she didn’t. And I’d surely love to know why the fuck not.
apparently popular rich white girls get out-of-frog-free passes at disney. nice. ok. like if theres any character i would LIKE to see go through some development and maybe time as a frog, thatd be interesting too. (i mean shes nice but come on.
I just… The more I think about it, the more upset I get.
The catch was that she was the Mardi Gras Princess - which I still think is a copout.
But she kissed him too late, making that title moot, right? Like, she kissed him after the bells started ringing. And she did it like three times. But she didn’t get turned into a frog. My question is… why? Because the title was absolved at that point.
It’s a copout no matter how you slice it, but this continues to bother me.
oh SHIT, I never even NOTICED that - lottie TOTALLY should have been a frog too! What the hell? Shit. UGghhh. Disney, no. all of this, no.
The second time I watched it, I started thinking about that. And then I kept thinking about that. And I’m still thinking about that… because if the entire reason Tiana spent the majority of the movie as a fucking frog was because she wasn’t technically a princess when she kissed Naveen,causing the curse to rebound, then the same should have happened to Lottie…
Unless there is a clause in there that allows the scene-stealing rich white friend to avoid such a fate…
“I really wish that there where more African American Disney characters. My dream is to be a face character at one of the parks but because of my skin colors I don’t have many options.”
It’s a pet peeve of mine when people say “African American”, because the choice to specifically make Tiana “African American” could arguably be the reason behind many of the problematic elements of The Princess and the Frog.
If Tiana were simply black, instead of “African American”, her story could have taken place in any multicultural kingdom and many of the sugarcoated history fumbles of the film could have been avoided altogether. It’s also presumptious to think that all black people are “African American”, as black people live in many other countries, continents, and cultures than just America. I mean, to make a specifically African American Princess does have certain positives, but a lot of them were counterbalanced by the problems of the film.
I do understand and agree with the sentiment, though. I frankly wish there were more Princesses of Color in general. Still sad that Kida isn’t included in the franchise, but that’s probably for the best considering the fashion faux pas and extremely out of character situations they’d no doubt involve her in.
I honestly feel that the ratio of white Princesses and Princesses who are people of color should be equal.