"OH MY GOD FROZEN DISNEY ONLY EVER DOES MOVIES ABOUT WHITE PEOPLE THEY’RE SO RACIST I HATE THEM"
Disney only does movies about white people.
How they never have
any people of color
from any other cultures
And they totally glorify the white man
And totally marginalize their plights
And overall refuses to give children of color characters to relate to
Those racist bastards.
It’s like people are missing the point on purpose
I think fans ramble more about how a lot of the movies with the main character being a POC are animals for half of their film. Plus how a lot of these characters shown above are not a huge part of their merchandising, as most claim it to be a bit “white washed”. I’m personally neutral because disney has used plenty of POC in films, but at the same time…I can see what point others are trying to make too. But I refuse to consider Disney as racist.
And this movie Frozen, the culture they used, they ripped it from the Sami. A culture of POC and then made them all white. It’s pretty racist if you ask me.
Of the characters listed, only three spent time as animals. Lilo, Nani, Pocahontas, Esmeralda, and Aladdin did not. Also, I beg to differ! Princess Tiana is a HUGE marketing source for Disney and she is a big seller to boot.
Also, I’m really tired of seeing the “Sami vs Frozen” bullshit going around. Disney never once mentioned that the culture in Frozen was based on the Sami; That assumption is ONLY found on tumblr and has no factual basis to support it ASIDE from the fact that the chanting theme at the beginning of the movie was reminsiant of a Sami Yoik and was composed by a Sami for the film. The rest of the movie was drawn from Nordic references and that is the statement Disney has been releasing from the get go. In fact, NORWAY itself is very proud to sport the movie as inspired by their culture and have it’s own section dedicated to it on their tourist site, “Visit Norway”. The only claim that tumblr has is that -disney could have- made it about Sami people, but the fact of the matter is they decided to base it on Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen” and the culture represented in the movie would be vastly different from that of the Sami people. If you inserted “dark skinned” characters into the preexisting “Snow Queen” story, then it WOULD be racist because it would be a whitewash of a native people as the original story was written by a danish author with a European feel to the story.
The problem with Tumblr is that if one loud person yells something and says “You’re racist if you don’t agree”, people feel obligated to believe their assumptions as truth for risk of being shunned. It’s a form of bullying you see often in politics, the “If you’re not with us, you’re against us” mentality and it stops us from seeking out the truth or opinions of our own for fear of rejection.
Even if the story WAS based on the Sami people, the characters would STILL BE WHITE.
Does anyone on Tumblr even fucking know what the Sami people look like? Somehow I don’t think they do.