Skip to comments.Disney Princess Makeover Sparks Outrage: Merida Petition Goes Viral
Posted on 05/11/2013 6:01:47 PM PDT by goodwithagun
So is turns out that Merida, the rebellious redhead star of Disneys Pixar film Brave, is true princess material after all, and Disney is coronating her as its 11th official princess on Saturday at Walt Disney World to prove it. But wait, theres a catch. Turns out that Meridas only joining the royal lineup after a corporate makeover thats rendered her skinnier, sexier, and more glamorous than her original spunky, tomboyish selfstripping her, at least in some images, of her trusty bow and arrow, and putting her into the very dress that her character detested in Brave. Its sparked outrage among thousands of mothers for whom Merida offered, finally, an empowering Disney role model for their girls.
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Fantasia was an acid trip, too. LOL
And what was in the Cheshire Cat’s hooka? I never realized how crazy those movies are until I watched them as an adult. Of course, the adult humor n Bugs Bunny is just awesome.
Songs of the South was a good one. Zippety Doo Da!
Maybe they were afraid of the comparisons with Katniss from The Hunger Games.
I went to the site, signed the petition...and the parent website handling the petition is CHANGE.ORG...who “helpfully” suggested I might like to sign my personal information onto five other petitions...supporting Obamacare, “protecting the children” through new gun laws, demanding “workplace equality” for LGBT peoples, Gay marriage, and some other nonsense. I thought I was going to be able to COMMENT on the other petitions as well, so signed on for one...and was kicked to the next, so God knows what kind of mailing lists I must be on now. Just a warning over who the Brave petition will get you into bed with.
archer chick is hotter
Definite improvement, who wants a princess that’s a tomboy any way? Sounds like just a bunch of ugly feminists with nothing much better to do with their time.
Are there any animated Disney/Pixar heroines that DON’T have that smirky look on their face?
I think she’s prettier in the original picture. Plus, as a CCW mom, I like a girl that carries a weapon.
My daughter really likes the Merida character for a number of reasons. I loved the movie Brave also for a number of reasons. What we both loved (and realize my charming red haired Scottish blooded daughter is now 35) is the fact that the story had substance and growth and learning and reconciliation....like so many real life relationships. The characters felt real and substantial. This is such a stupid move by Disney. I had given up on them until Brave came around. Now I guess I expected too much
hey my daughter was a tomboy .....she has grown into a wonderful young woman...not unlike the character in Brave
I am with you
and all mama grizzlies out there loved the movie Brave
My daughter’s best friend is a champion of archery, very feminine. She is 11.
She was proud of Merida because it made her feel good that a princess wasn’t just sitting around waiting on a boy, but was skilled.
By your post, it makes me think you think that all girls are good for is looking good for men. While I’m not a feminist, I also take pride in skills performed by girls and women.
Maybe Sarah Palin is too ‘tomboyish’ for him.
reading the article it hinted to a leftist bent, so your experience is not a surprise.
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