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faineemae:

disneyforprincesses:

jigglemahpuffslikearealnigga:

c-lov3r:

feministdisney:

Left is re-imagined Mulan, right is still from Mulan film. Pretty drastic difference, not only in the color of her skin, but also in the shape of her features (new lips are fuller, new face is slimmed and longer). The new Mulan’s eyes now seem to have a blue highlight, making them look like Western blue eyes. Hmm…
[submission with a closer shot]

ok, I kept seeing these types of mulan posts on my dash tonight and wasn’t going to say anything but… blue eyes??? really disney?

….way to whiteify everything
and also Jasmine’s dolls are whitewashed to hell and back and no on like Tiana
…awesome job disney

NOPE

the blue eyes, damn why

faineemae:

disneyforprincesses:

jigglemahpuffslikearealnigga:

c-lov3r:

feministdisney:

Left is re-imagined Mulan, right is still from Mulan film. Pretty drastic difference, not only in the color of her skin, but also in the shape of her features (new lips are fuller, new face is slimmed and longer). The new Mulan’s eyes now seem to have a blue highlight, making them look like Western blue eyes. Hmm…

[submission with a closer shot]

ok, I kept seeing these types of mulan posts on my dash tonight and wasn’t going to say anything but… blue eyes??? really disney?

….way to whiteify everything

and also Jasmine’s dolls are whitewashed to hell and back and no on like Tiana

…awesome job disney

NOPE

the blue eyes, damn why

rebekahloves:

racebending:

booksrockmyface:

racebending:

Microaggressions tumblr’s post about the Disney Princess lunchbag reminded me to go to the Disney Store website to see what has resulted from the franchise’s recent redesign.  It was cool to see a diverse array of kids playing with the toys on the website (although it’d be cool to see some boys playing with some of the Princess stuff, alongside the girls, too.)

This designed rolled out alongside the Cinderella blu-ray release.  You can tell the merchandise is from the new “generation” because Cinderella has a different hairstyle (loose bangs), Jasmine’s earrings are different, and Belle has substantially more hair.  (Note that in the film Cinderella has light brown hair and wears a white dress; in merchandise she usually has bright blonde hair and a blue dress.)  

The vast majority of merchandise features multiple white princesses, usually in the forefront.  Princesses of color may or may not be included, when they are included there is usually only one of them, even when there are more than one of them they are usually in positioned the background or off to the side.

While several items of merchandise feature a group of white Princesses, no items of merchandise as part of the Dinsey Princess product line feature Princesses of color.  (Which would be different and heck, I’d buy it.)

There are even several outfits modeled by young black girls that do not feature Princess Tiana and instead feature a cluster of white princesses + Jasmine.   There’s even an outfit modeled by an Asian girl that only features white princesses.  (That’s not to say that girls of color can’t be fans of the princesses who are white, only to say that it is bizarre that the models are more diverse than the merchandise and that it’s odd that there is no outfit with only princesses of color modeled by a white girl, for example.)

Each product’s design positions the princesses differently, so this is not the case of using the same picture for several different pieces of merchandise.  More pictures of merch here.

This merchandise can and does send implicit messages to kids.  Disney…you just redesigned your merchandise and the women of color are still absent or on the margins.

I would just like to point out, as I always do, that Mulan isn’t a princess. She didn’t even marry into royalty. Pocahontas passes because as a chief’s daughter, she’s an Indian princess. Just something that’s annoying to me.

What an excellent public service. Yes, do please continue pointing out that Disney has some gumption to cram these women of color into the Eurocentric construct of royalty— I mean, by golly, Mulan’s princess status should clearly be defined by “having an important dad” or “marrying an important man.”

Extra credit for sorting Pocahontas into the mythical “Indian princess” category instead of into Gryffindor.

i thought for the sake of merchandising that Pocahontas and Mulan are considered Disney princesses even through they aren’t considered to fall in the line of European-like royalty.

Were Disney to use eurocentric* standards to eliminate Pocahontas and Mulan from the line up of an already eurocentric** franchise… It would get pretty shameless pretty quickly.*** Tiana would be the only princess of color in a sea of white princesses**** (and counting, we see you Frozen.)

*euphemism

**(I kind of just want to say “white” but I’ll be delicate)

***cuz it’s true

****and the Beast is just some rich viscount whose parents put him up in a castle in the woods next to a lower income rural town so Belle isn’t really a “princess” either by that count.

*****Princess Kida is too busy traveling the world as a translator to be in your tokenizing photoshoot, Disney

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booksrockmyface:

racebending:

Microaggressions tumblr’s post about the Disney Princess lunchbag reminded me to go to the Disney Store website to see what has resulted from the franchise’s recent redesign.  It was cool to see a diverse array of kids playing with the toys on the website (although it’d be cool to see some boys playing with some of the Princess stuff, alongside the girls, too.)

This designed rolled out alongside the Cinderella blu-ray release.  You can tell the merchandise is from the new “generation” because Cinderella has a different hairstyle (loose bangs), Jasmine’s earrings are different, and Belle has substantially more hair.  (Note that in the film Cinderella has light brown hair and wears a white dress; in merchandise she usually has bright blonde hair and a blue dress.)  

The vast majority of merchandise features multiple white princesses, usually in the forefront.  Princesses of color may or may not be included, when they are included there is usually only one of them, even when there are more than one of them they are usually in positioned the background or off to the side.

While several items of merchandise feature a group of white Princesses, no items of merchandise as part of the Dinsey Princess product line feature Princesses of color.  (Which would be different and heck, I’d buy it.)

There are even several outfits modeled by young black girls that do not feature Princess Tiana and instead feature a cluster of white princesses + Jasmine.   There’s even an outfit modeled by an Asian girl that only features white princesses.  (That’s not to say that girls of color can’t be fans of the princesses who are white, only to say that it is bizarre that the models are more diverse than the merchandise and that it’s odd that there is no outfit with only princesses of color modeled by a white girl, for example.)

Each product’s design positions the princesses differently, so this is not the case of using the same picture for several different pieces of merchandise.  More pictures of merch here.

This merchandise can and does send implicit messages to kids.  Disney…you just redesigned your merchandise and the women of color are still absent or on the margins.

I would just like to point out, as I always do, that Mulan isn’t a princess. She didn’t even marry into royalty. Pocahontas passes because as a chief’s daughter, she’s an Indian princess. Just something that’s annoying to me.

What an excellent public service. Yes, do please continue pointing out that Disney has some gumption to cram these women of color into the Eurocentric construct of royalty— I mean, by golly, Mulan’s princess status should clearly be defined by “having an important dad” or “marrying an important man.”

Extra credit for sorting Pocahontas into the mythical “Indian princess” category instead of into Gryffindor.

agggghh Disney does it, too.  Saw this on their site last year and now it’s back.  It’s Asian fashion, so it must be a kimono!  
From the description of the Mulan costume available on the Disney Store website:

Your little princess will bring honor to us all this year when she wears this Mulan Costume! The dress features an authentic Chinese kimono design sprinkled with glitter detailing, allowing her to always smile when she sees her reflection.

I mean, beyond the whole princessing of Mulan and the obsession with Asians and “honor” and missing the whole point of Mulan hating this dress and not seeing herself in her reflection while wearing this dress in the movie….  Authentic.  Chinese.  Kimono.  SMH Disney!  Who is your copywriter, Deedee Ricketts?

agggghh Disney does it, too.  Saw this on their site last year and now it’s back.  It’s Asian fashion, so it must be a kimono!  

From the description of the Mulan costume available on the Disney Store website:

Your little princess will bring honor to us all this year when she wears this Mulan Costume! The dress features an authentic Chinese kimono design sprinkled with glitter detailing, allowing her to always smile when she sees her reflection.

I mean, beyond the whole princessing of Mulan and the obsession with Asians and “honor” and missing the whole point of Mulan hating this dress and not seeing herself in her reflection while wearing this dress in the movie….  Authentic.  Chinese.  Kimono.  SMH Disney!  Who is your copywriter, Deedee Ricketts?

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siuilaruin:

fuckyeahonceuponatime:

MEET ONCE UPON A TIME’S MULAN

Don’t expect to see Mulan in her geisha getup when we first meet Disney’s warrior princess in Once Upon a Time’s September 30 premiere. She’ll be armored up and battle-ready.
“I go on a journey with Prince Phillip to find his princess, Aurora,” teases Mulan’s portrayer, Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch). “There’s this evil spirit that’s moving and my character ends up bonding with Sleeping Beauty. And as you’ve heard, Captain Hook is joining us.”
So might sword overpower hook? “Definitely,” says Chung, who mastered her sword-wielding skills on ABC Family’s Samurai Girl. “If you compare the size and length of my sword to his hook, who do you think has the longer reach?”  

[x]

MULAN. IS. NOT. JAPANESE.
STOP SAYING GEISHA WHEN YOU REFER TO HER.
SHE WAS A NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY WARRIOR WHO LIVED SOMEWHERE BETWEEN AD 386-534.
THE TRADITION OF JAPANESE GEISHA’S DID NOT FULLY EMERGE UNTIL THE 18TH CENTURY.
JFC PEOPLE
And it’s not even the fans.
William Keck did this on twitter too, and he was called out, and got all defensive and never apologized. And now he’s just continued being a racist fuck in his article on TVGuide.
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.
Not all Asian countries are interchangeable.

siuilaruin:

fuckyeahonceuponatime:

MEET ONCE UPON A TIME’S MULAN

Don’t expect to see Mulan in her geisha getup when we first meet Disney’s warrior princess in Once Upon a Time’s September 30 premiere. She’ll be armored up and battle-ready.

“I go on a journey with Prince Phillip to find his princess, Aurora,” teases Mulan’s portrayer, Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch). “There’s this evil spirit that’s moving and my character ends up bonding with Sleeping Beauty. And as you’ve heard, Captain Hook is joining us.”

So might sword overpower hook? “Definitely,” says Chung, who mastered her sword-wielding skills on ABC Family’s Samurai Girl. “If you compare the size and length of my sword to his hook, who do you think has the longer reach?”  

[x]

MULAN. IS. NOT. JAPANESE.

STOP SAYING GEISHA WHEN YOU REFER TO HER.

SHE WAS A NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY WARRIOR WHO LIVED SOMEWHERE BETWEEN AD 386-534.

THE TRADITION OF JAPANESE GEISHA’S DID NOT FULLY EMERGE UNTIL THE 18TH CENTURY.

JFC PEOPLE

And it’s not even the fans.

William Keck did this on twitter too, and he was called out, and got all defensive and never apologized. And now he’s just continued being a racist fuck in his article on TVGuide.

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.

Not all Asian countries are interchangeable.