ARE PEOPLE SERIOUSLY PULLING THE “OH HERE WE GO AGAIN ATTRACTIVE BLONDE WHITE PROTAGONISTS IN A DISNEY MOVIE” CARD
FROZEN IS BASED ON THE SNOW QUEEN, A STORY WHICH ORIGINATES FROM SCANDINAVIA
NATIVE SCANDINAVIAN PEOPLE ARE WHITE AND BLONDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DO NOT DRAG YOUR SOCIAL JUSTICE BULLSHIT INTO MY DISNEY
OP you didn’t even try, did you
The hell i won’t.
It’s not “”“”“social justice bullshit”“”“. I’m sorry that you’re content, because it’s, as you say, your Disney under fire here, to completely ignore the racial backtracking by the company.
I’m sorry that you’re comfortable believing that a story in which a woman fucking controls snow and there is a talking snowman is no place for anyone who isn’t white. That kind of antiquated thinking? It’s dangerous. It’s dangerous and pervasive and it’s used as justification for the continuous exclusion of POC characters and non-Eurocentric locations from such famous, untouchable paragons of film as Disney. It’s what keeps people from feeling bad when they make movie after movie of the same lily-sienna heroes and heroines.
The world isn’t all white.
Maybe, just maybe, that kind of thinking was acceptable in the 50s, when Walt was still around. Nowadays, are you fucking kidding me?
Fairy tales and fables, while they may have particularly well known retellings, all have common roots. There are multiple versions of similar tales from all around the world, ranging from ones like Cinderella to Beauty and the Beast. The Snow Queen may be “Scandinavian”, but it wouldn’t be hard to find one from a different culture with similar threads. How great would an Inuit version of the tale be?
You can count the number of POC princesses on one hand. That’s about a third.
I (and apparently, not a lot of people) am saying “here we go again” with Anna because it’s tired. She doesn’t look new. We have blonde, white, blue eyed princesses. What will her story bring to the table?
What about the little girls who are going to watch this movie and feel wrong about themselves because no one looks like them? What about the girls who still don’t have anyone who looks like them?
Culture reflects society. These films reflect how people think.
And what people are thinking is that white is the default. Blonde is the default.
And I’m sick of people standing for that shit.
Fuck you and goodnight :)
^^^ why bella is infinitely better than all ~8000 of the fuckers who agreed with op
These are screencaps from the 1957 Soviet film by Lev Atamanov found at Animation Treasures. This is, with the exception of taking out the demon, pretty much a word for word retelling of the original Snow Queen fairytale. There’s a lot of room in this fairytale for diversity if you try as show from version that didn’t really try at all.
I’ll just add, for the third time, how disheartening it is that Disney is going out of its way to make this story about a white dude. It’s not that this story isn’t diverse and they’re being too lazy to change it. They are actively changing the story and erasing characters to center it around a white guy and his cute male animal sidekicks. And that’s sad.
They are actively changing the story and erasing characters to center it around a white guy and his cute male animal sidekicks. And that’s sad.
Truth truth truth truth truth.
And they’re doing this exact same bullshit for the second fucking time.
Also, Disney isn’t just using white people, they’re using white people while appropriating indigenous culture.
It’s like they’re actively working to be the least progressive possible with this adaptation.