So a friend on Facebook posted this article and I'm pretty pissed about this. At first glance you might think it's not a big difference but really, they have changed a lot.
First of all, when my kids and I went to see Brave in the theater last summer, I was so happy to see that Disney had created a princess that was an independent girl who rescues herself. She wasn't all about landing a man or worried about her looks. She was fierce and well...brave.
What kind of message is Merida's new look sending to girls? Just look at all the differences made.
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Merida was a tomboy. Not some glamour girl. She was beautiful as she is in the film and didn't like the fancy dress, even. The biggest thing is they took away her bow and arrow! Why? Should a pretty princess have no need for such weaponry? There was no need to sexualize her image when she was a realistic teenage girl. Not cool Disney! What do you think?
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