ew i hate the redesign and also why would you put Mulan in the outfit she wore to see the matchmaker, which she hated because it didn’t really represent her?
GOD DAMMIT MULAN IS NOT A PRINCESS SHE MARRIED A GENERAL
I like how someone read all this and at the end of it all was truly outraged that…
Mulan is in the lineup
I love how all of them were gussied up an glitz’d and glamour’d EXCEPT Pocahontas.
Like she looks like she was thrown in as an afterthought.
They actually redesigned her, but people got pissed off that she was redesigned.
Y’all are shitty. You want change and then when it’s given, you all rage.
And guess what? The ones in the center are the most popular - they’re put there because they’re the ones most likely to get attention. Why would they put someone less popular in the front? There’s a reason the frontman of a band is usually in the front in pictures - they’re the ones most easily recognized. It’s simple marketing.
you know what i don’t understand? the fact that you guys are complaining about a bunch of FUCKING CARTOONS! get the fuck off my post!
“it’s simple marketing” says the person who comes to the conversation 500 years late. Please, try to convince me that Mulan is not a fan favorite, I’m waiting.
And you know what? If a company consistently markets white princesses as central to the brand- and they ALWAYS do, either just throwing in one WoC princess or 0 for smaller group merchandising, then yeah, people will associate the front princesses more with being princesses. Go back to marketing 101, you have a hand in creating the market for your product.
Also like, what is that logic even? Like the marketing of the entire line up would be off, they would lose money, just by putting Tiana and Jasmine- who are both also pretty popular princesses actually- up closer to the front?? Really. You won’t even be able to find stats for who the most popular princesses are- you’re just assuming it couldn’t be the women of color. I disagree. Although I can only find not super official stats, they do indicate that Jasmine and Mulan are favorites of the fandom.
Also lol at this last guy- when I reblogged it from you it had like 10 posts, and it’s not like you drew the thing yourself. Go back to the library and pick up a psych book on child development so that you can figure out why cartoons are not immune from critique
The people dismissing this valid and vastly academically supported critique can miss the fuck outta me.
All you assholes wanna come running to defend this bullshit, but you are nowhere to be seen when someone asks why there aren’t more PoC in entertainment in general. You’re the type of jerkoffs who complain about there not being a White Entertainment Television. You’re obtuse and uninterested in anything that doesn’t directly affect you and your tiny little bubble of experience. You are the problem and you disgust me.
Also, this shafting of the Princesses of color is par for the course. The design they made for Pocahontas was not only ridiculous but even more culturally insensitive than her original design. So what do they do? Nothing. They barely touch Tiana, and the two “tomboy” Princesses are shoved into dresses that their films showed them to be miserable in.
You know what? Fuck Disney and this big bag of gender-ghettoizing, hegemony reinforcing bullshit.
Being sexually attracted to and sexually active with POC doesn’t mean you can’t be racist. Just FYI.
white queer men wont stop pretending to act like black women or act like they luv some “ratchet” bullshit bc they all have at least 1 black friend (and then they think they’re doing something right when they get black followers) so they think its a pass and makes them closer to an ‘ethnic’ woman but in reality its sad and gross and i don’t need it and it doesn’t make you better than a white straight male goodbye and there is more to a black woman than some fucking weave and baby phat and ugly ass 90s bullshit that we should have left in the 90s
oohh spill tht truth tea hunty read them ki ki **inserts witty beyoncé gif**
Recently I was in the shopping mall and I happened to hear a conversation between some people discussing their dislike for this black girl’s hairstyle who had just previously walked by. One of them called the girl’s hairstyle “ghetto”, then followed up by saying “I hate when black girls put all them colors in their hair”. It led me to ask this question, what is ghetto really? Because I have seen similar hairstyles with white women never labeled as ghetto. The word “ghetto” has a negative stigma attached to it and it seems like ghetto has become synonymous for “Black People”.
What determines whether something is Ghetto or not? Why do some people consider one ghetto and not the other? Is being crafty with the supplies available to me ghetto? Is being creative while black unacceptable? Does the price of something determine whether you should consider it ghetto or not? Or maybe I’m wrong…. Please do share your thoughts….
You’re exactly right. Just like when Black people improvise, it’s ghetto, but let a middle-to-upper class white person do it, it’s a lifehack, or being thrifty, or economical, or thinking out of the box, or brilliant, or whatever.
I’ve noticed this as well. Let lovely ladies do whatever they please no matter what color they are. Girls need to support girls and this shit makes me sad.
Photos that speak: Fuck your fountain. Fuck your tree. Fuck voter suppression. Fuck your labels. Fuck your stereotypes. Fuck your hatred. Fuck your restaurants. Fuck that dude. Fuck police brutality. Fuck white supremacy.
Why can’t everyone just let white people be racist? This is so unfair.
It appears my original meaning was misinterpreted. Not sure how, but let me see if I can clarify here.
I was saying that the voices of PoC is not enough when discussing the oppression we face. It isn’t until a white person steals our words (a la Tim Wise) do those issues ever get addressed. Our voices aren’t validated despite firsthand experience and racism isn’t considered ‘racism’ until a white person says so… and then they want to use the rote dictionary definition. And usually framed in the oxymoron of ‘reverse racism’.
Racism is only divisive when white people say so… and not the actual ACT of racism, but bringing up racism or race at all.
Because we all know the worst thing ever is being accused of racist behavior, not being the victim of racist behavior.
No one seems to care about racism until a white person says something.