A response to one of the most obnoxious posts I’ve read on Tumblr.
The fact that someone felt the need to make this ppt tells me that we do need more POC representation in media. OP is citing ~historical accuracy~ for frozen being the way it is - specifically that bit about “whiteass European countries” - when SURPRISE non-white Europeans have co-existed with these so-called whiteass Europeans IN HISTORY.
The fact that they gave the late 1800’s as her example and proceeded to go “well not a lot of POCs travelled to Europe at this time makes me cringe. “But you guys don’t get it Africa and Asia were really far!” - ah yes, like distance stopped Europeans from rudely invading and establishing colonies in these areas in the 1800’s or even in the centuries before that.
Now I’m not trying to convince people to hate Frozen. It was a decent Disney movie and Let It Go is a pretty catchy song. But to invalidate POC who do dislike this movie by saying WELL IT’S DISNEY IT’S GOT SUCH A GOOD MESSAGE AND I LIKE IT SO STOP WHINING is a pretty shitty thing to do. Media representation has been and currently is still a big issue. Frozen may not be outright racist in itself (yes, the message of sisterly love is great we all got that), but the fact of the matter is that it’s contributing to the normalization of white as the standard which is kind of shitty for people who aren’t white.
So no, people aren’t ~hating just because it’s white~. People are upset because in the context of mainstream media, it’s another movie that helps perpetuate marginalization in film.
Maybe actually take a couple of history courses before you attempt to educate people on racism - or in this case “not racism”.
I wish this post had 70K+ notes instead of that other one…
I wish both post have 0 notes. I sick and tired of people using Disney movies as a podium for racism, for or against. Yes, the movies is trying to stay somewhat accurate, but yes being accurate doesn’t mean all white. I get it. BUT LET IT FUCKING GO.
I recently rewatched Aladdin, and I noticed something in that movie that I didn’t see when I was little. Every main character says “Allah” at least once. Disney could have gone and changed that to god just for the sake of Americanization. But they didn’t, they could have made all the characters white, but they didn’t. Hell, the only “White” character in that movie was BLUE!
AS for the earlier movies like the racist crows from Dumbo and the others movies noted here. Those were from a earlier time in american history, but racism was common place. Does that make it right, no. But I think it excuses them from fault when all of the nation expected it. Things changed now and we cant hold them responsible for actions they made in the past especially since they acknowledge it and haven’t redone anything of the sort in current times.
All is see in these two post, both the original and the rework are Tumblr bitching because they can bitch. And that is what I’m doing. Bitching, because Im sick of these major, one sided assholes taking a perfectly good movie and using it as a reason to NOT inform others, but into indulge in their stupid outlook on life.