Critics say Disney is whitewashed but Disney fans don’t agree.
No doubt, Hollywood and the entertainment industry have been whitewashing but some people also claim that Disney has whitewashed their Black characters and they are promoting white skin color. But, is the accusation right? Did Disney really whitewash its characters? These are some of the questions we need answers to. If you do not know what whitewashing is. Let us give you a brief. Whitewashing is the practice of casting white actors in the character of non-white actors. Some Tumbler users who are big Disney fans have gathered to prove that these claims are not right. Whether Disney has been whitewashing or not will remain a debate but these Tumbler users have so much to say that makes sense. So, scroll down and read.
Do all Disney Princesses have typical fair skin, light hair, blue eyes and wear glamorous gowns?
Disney did extremely well with making the animated princesses.
Snow White had black hair, red lips and white skin because it was originally a German fairytale.
People in Germany have white skin.
Cinderella was French and French people are white.
Walt Disney was a loving and kind man.
Princess Aurora was also French.
Ariel, The Little Mermaid.
The Little Mermaid fairytale is Danish and Danish people are white.
Belle from Beauty And The Beast.
Belle was the Frenchiest of the French and Beauty And The Beast was made in France.
Jasmine from Aladdin.
Jasmine was not white and she did not have light hair. She was Arabic and she looked like it.
Our favorite Pocahontas.
Pocahontas has Indian features. Where is the whitewashing?
Mulan is Chinese.
Tiana from The Princess and the Frog.
Tiana, the first black Disney Princess.
Rapunzel, the classic fairytale princess with golden hair and fair skin. Because it was a German fairytale.
Princess Merida from Brave.
Princess Merida was a blonde, white girl because she was Scottish.
Disney fairytales are everyone’s favorite and Disney fans wouldn’t hear anything against Disney. Well, they are right. If we look at the time frame and where these fairytales were made, it would all make sense. Rapunzel and Snow White were white because they were German. Cinderella, Princess Aurora and Belle were white because they were from France and French people are white. Tiana from The Princess and the Frog, was not white-skinned, didn’t have blue eyes or light hair but she had brown skin and black hair. Well, we don’t see any whitewashing here. What do you think? Is Disney whitewashed? Comment down to let us know your thoughts.