Princess Tiana first made her appearance on film in 2009’s The Princess and The Frog.The animated character is back on-screen for Wreck It Ralph 2 looking distinctly different. Some have said Disney’s first Black princess looks white, which has caused backlash against the media giant.
Color of Change slammed Disney in a petition which read, “Princess Tiana looks nothing like her original character. She is shown here with Eurocentric features; a slimmer nose, loose curly hair and a significantly lighter skin tone than her previous depictions. This is unacceptable. Yet again, Disney made the choice to whitewash an image that represents us. They’ve totally removed and replaced Princess Tiana’s full lips, dark skin and kinky hair. By doing so, they are showing us that they don’t care about reflecting the diversity of the Black community. ”
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