Criticism For Disney Princesses

Walt Disney Company has come up with different Disney princesses movies and these movies are quite popular and loved by the people all over the world. These movies led to the increase of popularity of Disney princesses among the people. Besides its popularity, the Disney princesses also faced some criticism. Different criticism for Disney princesses has also come up and here we will be discussing about criticism faced by the Disney princesses produced by Walt Disney Company.

Talking about the criticism of Disney Princesses, it can be dated back to 2006. Disney princesses criticism can be seen the article “What’s Wrong With Cinderella?” that was published by Peggy Orenstein on December 24, 2006. In this article, Peggy showed her primary concerns regarding the effects of princess figures on little or young girls. She used the Disney Princesses peculiarly to present many of her points. She also further noted the distributive nature of Princess merchandise and that every aspect of play has its princess equivalent. Other critics on Disney princesses have also come up with the view that the franchise could give young children the wrong message.

After the criticism faced on 2006, Disney features first black princess but also faced criticism. As further going with the details of criticism for Disney princesses, Princess Tiana & many in the cartoon characters are cast black, the prince is not. This led critics to complain that Disney has ducked the opportunity for a fairy tale ending for a black prince and princess. Some have the view that Disney’ decision as a reelection of melting pot America while some other have the strong opinion that the company is giving mixed message to the audience or people.

Considering about the Aladdin movie, critics have the view that the native Indian princess that was featured in Pocahontas as well Jasmine in Aladdin Disney movies had a Middle Eastern appearance. This briefly shows the criticism for Disney princesses. Moreover critics have the opinion that Disney’s choice of a black princess was part of a policy to give characters as much diversity as possible. Disney also ran into trouble when creating the character of Pocahontas in 1995 for the retelling of the encounter between an English settler and a Native American princess.