I love how fucking stupid nearly all of these are.
1. This was something that was present in the original Danish fairy tale. The film actually attempted to address this by showing Ariel’s passionate interest in the human world and longing to be human long before she met Eric.
2. Are we really comparing about gender relations and gender roles in a film that came out almost a century ago?
3. If I remember correctly, Cinderella’s inner virtues and talents are what the film praises and uses to show how deserving she is of salvation: her kindness, fairness, gentleness, gutsiness, imagination, idealism, diligence, inner strength… I mean it’s not like Drusilla and Anastasia are even shown as being ugly or even plain: both are rather cute in a snub nosed way, whilst Lady Termaine, the real villain of the piece is an extremely elegant lady whose features indicate she was clearly a great beauty in her youth.
4. I see Jasmine is right there for a start but I guess she counts as “white” for some reason. Pocahontas also came out before this film, but I guess she doesn’t count either for some reason.
5. Of all the characters they could have picked like Ursula or the Queen of Hearts, they chose a character who has virtually no body fat and is entirely muscle and sinew, and isn’t even a human. That’s without going into the fact that overweight people are almost entirely jolly and friendly like the Fairy Godmother, Gus, Belle, Prince Philip’s and Jasmine’s fathers… and are sometimes they are the heoric protagonists, like Merryweather and Flora from Sleeping Beauty or Bernard from the Rescuers (both Bernard and Gus are both drawn fatter then the other mice.)
6. I don’t remember anyone saying women has to be both strong and gentle, but it’s not like strength and gentleness are both fantastic human virtues or anything.
7. It’s not like every character in the film, including the hero and heroine, are Arabic or anything.
8. Except in the films where they are not. Prince Philip and Aurora were both at the mercy of Maleficent, and they were both saved several times by three chubby matronly old ladies, for example. Cinderella was granted redemption when she had reached her breaking point and was about to give up on life by her Fairy Godmother. Tiana saved herself and her prince through her own actions. Jasmine and Alladin had to work together to defeat Jafar and use their own wits. Same with Quasi and Esme. Don’t remember Merida being saved by a man either. Or Mulan. And Poca saved her man’s life. Shall I go on?
9. Are you seriously complaining that a greek myth starred a white man? Do you know what the Greeks are? They are white. Do you know what most gods and goddesses ethnicities are? The same ethnicities as the people who created them! And god forbid a movie about the strongest man in Greek Mythology be as muscular and buff as he was depicted in statues and paintings by the Ancient Greeks.
Some people just need to stop overanalysing childrens cartoons looking for things to be offended about.
Reblogging for that comment
This deadass the funniest tweet ever.
it’s been a long day
whats up hot stuff
WHAT DID YOU SAY
i said “WHATS UP HOT STUFF”
NO I SERIOUSLY CAN’T HEAR YOU CAN YOU SPEAK UP
WHAT! IS! UP! HOT! STUFF!
IM YELLING AS LOUD AS I CAN
the amount of work I went through to read this…
Take a break from the fandoms and take a moment to read this:
Farah Baker, a 16 year old teen living in the Gaza Strip, has been tweeting and posting on social media sites of the various indiscriminant bombings being committed by Israeli forces, most recently very violent shelling near Al-Shifa hospital by her.
In her countless tweets and numerous posts on both Twitter and Instagram, she documents live strikes using photos and videos to show her followers the severity of the situation her and thousands like her are going through every day. @farah_gazan has gone viral, spiking from 21k to 76k followers on twitter in a span of 24 hours and climbing to 300+ in a matter of hours on Instagram.
Personally, I felt like I was reading something off the diary of Anne Frank. And who knows? Our children might be reading this and asking us why we didn’t stop her from dying just like we did to our grandparents.
The tweets are heartbreaking and the videos are breathtaking. She needs your support. Let her know you stand by her. Follow her on twitter and Instagram and maybe somehow you can change history.
i dont understand the stereotype that women are obsessed with shoes, like have u ever met a high school boy
I saw guys who’d put plastic bags over their shows when it rained. you can’t even see them????? wild.
Thats a nigga thing
Some day maybe us humans, too, can ascend.