my 3 year old sister of indian heritage already hates the way she looks because she doesn’t look like 99% of the white girls in disney/tv/toys and it breaks my fucking heart. she’s 3 fucking years old and shedding genuine tears because she has dark skin and hair and eyes, so dont dare pull a fucking hissy fit when people actually try to be fucking POC inclusive with something as important as children’s media
"but it’s an old EUROPEAN fairy tale" yeah suck my dick
It IS an old European fairy tale and maybe that’s the problem. All the stories are old European fairy tales. Where are the old Iroquois stories or the the old Navajo stories? Even the stories that are NAMED for a Native American are told as an old European fairy tale.
Making Cinderella have brown skin is pandering, not inclusive, and it reminds me of the travesty of the Indian school era — taking children and forcing them to forget their traditions and cultures and punishing them for telling their own stories. People are more than the color of their skin, so let’s not just change what the characters look like in the stories, let’s change the stories that get told and how they get told.