A photography studio has been praised after they staged a photoshoot that reimagined Disney princesses as Black Urban Royalty.
Keep scrolling to hear the powerful message behind the project, and to see the incredible photos for yourself...
What do Disney princesses all have in common?Well, most of them are damsels in distress, for one. And they're all waiting for their happily ever after... Oh, and they're mostly white.
Yep, as much as we love the staple Disney cartoons...It can't be denied that they are unbelievably white-washed.
For decades now, Disney has had an issue with its diversity.With the exception of Pocahontas and Princess Jasmine, most of the princesses presented to us in their movies have all been caucasian.
It has taken the animation giants decades to finally address their diversity issues...And only in the last ten years have we seen the introduction of more culturally diverse characters, such as Moana and Princess Tiana.
And even then, they couldn't get it right.
Princess Tiana's appearance in Wreck It Ralph 2 caused an awful lot of controversy after they allegedly (well, obviously) lightened the character's skin and smoothed out her hair. Evidently, authentic black features don't fit Disney's beauty standards.
@rashadrobinson @DisneyAnimation Did Disney think we wouldnt notice?! They even made her roots less coarse. https://t.co/Th8KNzaIVc— Crystals in the Coochie Tweeter✨🔮🐈💦 (@Crystals in the Coochie Tweeter✨🔮🐈💦)1537551552.0
Of course, Disney hurridly issued an apology...
And they restored the princess to her original depiction. However, this simply is not good enough, and their blatantly racist standards when it comes to the appearance of their princesses needs to change.
Big news. Because of COC members and convos with @DisneyAnimation, Princess Tiana has been restored to her original… https://t.co/nmaTIBoIVj— Rashad Robinson (@Rashad Robinson)1537453668.0