Disney has recently come under fire after pictures of the "unrealistic body shape" of one of their female characters went viral - though not everyone can see the problem.
Here's the full story...
Now, we all know that Disney is no stranger to controversy.Over the years, the media giant has been known to be involved in several different scandals...
One of the main ones being its lack of diversity.
This one has probably lost them the most fans.
my mom was complaining abt lack of diversity in disney princesses and american girl dolls and im really happy because yes— ☆ pups ☆ (@☆ pups ☆)1449375940.0
We have always been subjected to the same image...Most Disney characters have always been white, no matter if they are male or female - it was only in 2009 that we got our first-ever black Disney princess, Tiana.
Since that foot in the door, we have slowly seen a more varied line-up...Disney characters are now coming in all different colors and ethnicities and, though we're not completely there yet, it's good to see the difference.
Last year, we even got a black Ariel.Halle Bailey took us on a journey into the deep blue as she became our modern-day Ariel.
Though the news didn't sit well with everyone...
It was a crucial step in the right direction.
If I hear one more person bitching about Ariel being black, I’m going to scream. Imagine how bad Halle Bailey feels… https://t.co/sgdUpIUYsU— alex aldridge (@alex aldridge)1562416933.0
And a year later, we were pleased to meet our first ever black prince.Niles Fitch took on the role of Prince Tuma in Disney+'s series titled Secret Society.
While some people have claimed that Chadwick Boseman was, in fact, the first black prince...Technically he is ruled under the Marvel label and, even though Disney now owns Marvel, both of the companies stand as separate entities. You can read more about this historic revelation at the end of this article.
Even though this revelation of a black prince has put a lot of people at ease...
That hasn't stopped people from finding something else to complain about... Cartoons.
Congratulations to Niles Fitch. The first African American in history to play a prince, in a Disney movie. *claps loudly and excited* 😊— AntiChristSuperstar (@AntiChristSuperstar)1587842747.0
While I can fully understand feeling irritated at the lack of diversity or unrealistic portrayals of actual human characters...I'm finding it extremely difficult to see the point in complaining about a cartoon.
It all started when a Twitter account under the name "Glitch" re-posted pictures of a character from a lesser-known Disney film.
They were screenshots of Kate from the short film, Inner Workings with the caption: "In no world did they [Disney] need to do this."
@Zhane_Star I really love the short that these models were used in (called Inner Workings by Disney for those curio… https://t.co/1oTGXsV10D— Domino (@Domino)1609817617.0
The post gained a lot of attraction because people just couldn't come to terms with her proportions...
Even though she's meant to be built as a caricature.
@Howdy_Bitch_ Just watch the Disney Short, Inner Workings. Look at the ladies in the background on the Beach. (All… https://t.co/fRM08TP1jg— Bace 🦑 (@Bace 🦑)1609802314.0
These were just some of the more popular (and extra critical) comments out of the hundreds that were left under the thread.
@Glitch_Plantbro where are her organs— 𝙁𝘼𝙏𝙇𝙊𝙑𝙀𝙍69 (@𝙁𝘼𝙏𝙇𝙊𝙑𝙀𝙍69)1609387126.0
@Glitch_Plantbro @idrinkmilkwice Disney/Pixar is perpetuating unrealistic expectations of beauty Not everyone can… https://t.co/oCONUxI0tX— Romulus (@Romulus)1609434905.0
@Glitch_Plantbro Eastern Anime- Deep story, interesting characters with deep multidimensional arcs Western Anime-… https://t.co/fJVbc5gZ1N— Romulus (@Romulus)1609470153.0
@PointmanC @ExplosiveEnnui @Glitch_Plantbro There's such a thing as too much. This is it.— Iris @ FFXIV・CEO of Lesbians 🏳️🌈♀️🇺🇸🔞 (@Iris @ FFXIV・CEO of Lesbians 🏳️🌈♀️🇺🇸🔞)1609452932.0
@Glitch_Plantbro @SpliffSpiegel I honestly rather them unnecessarily oversexualize the stature of a white womens ch… https://t.co/tc5d8ym963— MedianSky (@MedianSky)1609393470.0
@Glitch_Plantbro https://t.co/Y4t8lYtNcG— Vaughn1111🕷🕸 (@Vaughn1111🕷🕸)1609376833.0
@Glitch_Plantbro They spend more on ass than they do on a backstory— Aiden (Temp Bills Fan) (@Aiden (Temp Bills Fan))1609400619.0
@Glitch_Plantbro This is like the worst example of character design ever. Wholly unrealistic, but it also just flat out looks dumb.— HerpaDerpaDoo 🇨🇦 (@HerpaDerpaDoo 🇨🇦)1609409785.0
@Glitch_Plantbro This doesn’t feel real at all, like literally Pixar would never do this— VesDegree (@VesDegree)1609291869.0
However, others countered the comments about the character being too "unrealistic"...
@Glitch_Plantbro I honestly don't see the problem. The only taboo in art is blackface whereas everything else is fa… https://t.co/wXS3gZDQeM— Noble Wyatt (@Noble Wyatt)1609373002.0
@DooHerpa @Glitch_Plantbro Cartoons aren't exactly known for being realistic are they— Skrilly 🇮🇪 (@Skrilly 🇮🇪)1609432120.0
@apandahvevo @Glitch_Plantbro Stop— Spyrack (@Spyrack)1609434928.0
@Glitch_Plantbro But we're glad they did. https://t.co/Rbir0KCRs6— Philip Babb (@Philip Babb)1609357223.0
@Glitch_Plantbro IF TIU GUYS ACTUALLY WATCH THE SHORT AND NOT GET UO IN ARM ABOUT A RACIAL / SEXIST UNDERLYING THAT… https://t.co/Kj2F0x15SH— Hanimegod (@Hanimegod)1609424774.0
Here's the incriminating character.
via: imdbAll in all, there are bigger things to worry about in the world than a skinny-waisted, dump-truck ass character from a short movie released in 2016. Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.
If you want to see more about how Niles Fitch feels about playing Disney's first-ever black prince...
via: GettyThen keep scrolling... You'll enjoy this one, ladies and gentlemen.