African American Disney Princess Controversy

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 Disney photo as shown in UK Daily Mail

The Princess and The Frog set for release late this year will be Disney's first animation starring an African American princess. I want to jump up and down on my bed for all the little girls who look as I did as a child, but unlike the girl me, will have a chance to actually see themselves reflected in a fairy tale. Yay for Princess Tiana! Go on, girl!

 

There is a controversy surrounding this movie however.

Prince Naveen, the dashing guy who eventually scoops the beautiful princess off of her feet, is apparently white. In response to this, some people are charging Disney with being uncomfortable with idea of a black prince, and by extension, "black love" to represent a fairy tale.

Talk more about it with other moms in the CM group ThePrincessandTheFrog!

Could that be possible? What do you think about Disney's decision not to have a black prince? Issue or non-issue?

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