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.
I’ve always LIKED the tomboy look. An athletic girl in jeans and a sweatshirt is a LOT sexier than a concentration camp survivor with silicone breasts hanging from her low cut dress.
We'll be seeing her on a new Weight Watchers commercial soon.
So it looks like the outrage over the conception artwork is probably just a bit premature. (and I can't wait to ask the cast member what it was like attending the events in Florida.)
I did find it amusing just how many of the royal princess possie was from Disneyland. Though now I'm worried that they might stick her in the Fantasy Land meet and greet; Merida, at least at Disneyland, is set up at a wagon across from It's a Small World, with her brothers hamming it up for every picture.
Not if the cast portraying the character have their way. This is from the coronation ceremony at Walt Disney World.
Only 11 official? What are they?
Alice (of Alice in Wonderland (1951))
The Little Mermaid
Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
Tinkerbell (several movies plus several cameos)
Princess [Tiana] - Princess and the Frog
There are a number of others I have not seen, or only vaguely remember the plot — Aristocats, Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmatians.
I have Brave on my phone. Think I’ll watch it!
I can be entirely FOR a strong female character, and not be taken in by the other malarkey the Left produces. But yes, birds of a feather...
Esmeralda, from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, is definitely the "hottest".
...stripping 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.Sell Merida in camo and with a gun, long lines at the stores.