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Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 18th 2009, 11:59 PM

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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 19th 2009, 12:05 AM

And the bid deal is...? What's wrong with a "interracial" couple?


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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 19th 2009, 12:05 AM

I say good job for Disney for making a multi racial couple. There are tons of white/black couples in the world. I think this represents those people. I do not see the problem with it at all. So what if the prince is white and she is black, this is not the 50s.




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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 19th 2009, 12:09 AM

I think it's possibly better that Disney made it an interracial couple... why are people making a big deal out of it? There's multiracial couples everywhere in the real world, why not in a Disney movie?



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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 19th 2009, 12:14 AM

Oh for crying out loud. Why do people care about stupid things like this? I don't understand their reasoning at all.
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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 19th 2009, 12:15 AM

Corporations can't seem to do anything right these days without a huge backlash. People need to stop bitching.


   
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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 19th 2009, 12:27 AM

People are still so closed minded.



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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 19th 2009, 06:21 AM

It's about time. I doubt they though they'd be discriminating against the idea of a black prince, they probably were just going for an interracial couple.

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I could understand anger for that ^ though.

Does anyone know if there was controversy when disney did the Pocohantas (sp?) movie?


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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 19th 2009, 09:47 AM

I agree with Jessie... people are very narrow minded. Although, it does shock me that it took disney this long to have a black princess.
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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 19th 2009, 11:47 AM

Um... what's wrong with a white prince? I think the people complaining ARE actually the racist ones; they are so over-concerned with stereotypes & see these hidden racial reference* messages in everything.

I'm waiting till somebody starts outlawing or complaining about a white customer ordering their coffee black. THAT'S AN OBVIOUS REFERENCE & ENACTMENT OF WHITE'S SUPREMACY OVER BLACKS!!!


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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 19th 2009, 01:15 PM

Racism is still around.


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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 19th 2009, 01:33 PM

Oh honestly. People like that need to go... *I shall not say *
Seriously, what's wrong with an interracial couple? These people are probably parents who are 'worried about teaching their children the wrong things.' Well, is it not wrong to teach your kids to be racist? What are you going to do, disown your kid if they ever fall in love with someone who's not the same race as they are? How dang stupid. People need to be more open minded and less stupid. If they think black people are so much lower than them, they're the ones who should be treated lower, lower than anyone. It's ridiculous. White people and black people, they're all people.





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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 19th 2009, 01:49 PM

People should just be happy there is finally a black princess and stop b****ing!



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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 19th 2009, 02:50 PM

Wow.... Very stupid. I can't believe people are making such a big deal over this. Perhaps they need to be reminded that there's nothing wrong with inter-racial couples.


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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 19th 2009, 03:09 PM

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Corporations can't seem to do anything right these days without a huge backlash. People need to stop bitching.
Couldn't have put it better myself. To be honest I would not be surprised if Disney did this on purpose - media interest is followed by higher visitors which in turn is followed by more money
   
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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 19th 2009, 03:37 PM

I applaud my employers decision and stand by them 110%. I've know about this upcoming stuff for a while. Guests and people will ALWAYS complain and make issues. This is another case. People need to let it go. Disney is also color blind when it comes to race, and I can tell you that for a fact. Disney is incredibly diverse if they'd care to look beyond this issue and see that.
   
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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 19th 2009, 03:44 PM

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I applaud my employers decision and stand by them 110%. I've know about this upcoming stuff for a while. Guests and people will ALWAYS complain and make issues. This is another case. People need to let it go. Disney is also color blind when it comes to race, and I can tell you that for a fact. Disney is incredibly diverse if they'd care to look beyond this issue and see that.
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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 20th 2009, 03:01 AM

Why didn't they just do what they've done in the past, make a different character for every race there is.


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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 20th 2009, 03:13 AM

i think its good that disney did this;
its teaching kids not to be racist aswell
but all the crap adults give about it,
i dont understand it, if they dont want their kids to be racist,
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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 20th 2009, 04:32 AM

People will always have an issue with Disney and what Disney does next. Disney just seems to do things sooner than society is ready to accept those things. Oh well. Good for Disney though, about time we had a black princess


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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 20th 2009, 04:42 AM

I can't help but think there would be a more negative reaction if the princess was white and the prince was black. However, about this story, well I think the best way to put it is: It's brainless. No thinking person can see a problem with this, and therefore the people who are complaining will get ignored.
   
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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 20th 2009, 02:46 PM

I really hate to burst everyone's pro-Disney bubble, but he's not technically white, he just kinda looks white. So I don't think it's actually an interracial couple just looks like one.

And you know what the dude spends pretty much the entire movie as a frog. I wonder if the Beast turned out to be black if people would too be throwing such a fit, and why? They spend barely anytime in the movie as a human


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Re: Disney Under Fire for Black Princess's White Prince - March 20th 2009, 06:27 PM

I think people are in an uproar about the fact that the person who starts out poor is the black person, and the person who saves her is white...? I don't know. It's completely ridiculous to me. Who cares who's black, white, or whatever? We're all people aren't we?


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