When The Princess and the Frog in 2009 was released, fans applauded the studio for making ground-breaking history as Princess Tiana joined other Disney princesses. When fans heard that Tiana was going to be in the sequel to Wreck it Ralph, they were excited until they saw her images.
#Disney's iconic princesses’ are serving up brand new looks in #RalphBreaksTheInternet, as seen in this exclusive new image!👌🏽In the upcoming 'Wreck-It Ralph' sequel, 14 of Disney’s most famous regal women meet Vanellope when the little racer encounters the ladies on a fan site. After discovering that she, too, is technically royalty, Vanellope and the princesses strike up a friendship. Click the link in our bio for more details. 📷: Disney
Colorism in America has been an extremely divisive issue for generations. In Hollywood, it has been, and continues to be, a hot button topic. However, does colorism extend itself to movies geared towards children and young people or is the new visual of Princess Tiana in merely an animation mistake?
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In today’s edition of “you tried it,” Disney decided to reinforce colorism by lightening Princess Tiana’s skin in #RalphBreaksTheInternet. Tiana was a dark skin Black woman in Princess and the Frog, now she has light skin and Eurocentric features. What happened to her wide nose? pic.twitter.com/YnX9eFPLm9
— The Cali Nerd (@TheCaliNerd) August 9, 2018
thanos is shaking in his boots pic.twitter.com/IEg1Cz3dGC
— saddy (@lesbihayley) August 9, 2018
Apparently Pocahontas has the same problem too.
Okay… As hyped as I am for this amazing still of Ralph Breaks the Internet… Why the hell are Pocahontas and Tiana's skintones lighter than what they truly are? Are you kidding me right now? I'm tired of this crap. pic.twitter.com/Ntsd5Mmmhu
— Ꭵ'ᏞᏞ ᎪᏞᎳᎪᎽs sᎬᎬ fᎥᏉᎬ (@TheLoyalShawol) August 10, 2018