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Yay! A black princess named Tiana! Even though she has black stereotypical "ain't no" speak. Now... 
6th-Feb-2010 11:34 am
First, I'm excited they made a black princess. I really am. But did anybody else notice that Tiana and her fairy godmother spoke in that stereotypical "ain't no" 'black' speak. Disney, if you're gonna get past racial differences for the first time, PLEASE don't still stick to stereotypes. If I was a black person and I didn't talk like that, I would probably feel offended. Like I said before though, I AM glad they finally made a black princess.

Anyway, they say now Disney has "finally become 100% integrated". Yeah right.

Now, Disney, you've made a black princess, and that's progress. But please, can you now break another stereotype and do a gay princess (or I guess that would technically be princesses)?

*sigh* I could rant about that all day, but now I have to go to the Great Wolf Lodge. Yay! :D
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6th-Feb-2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
You know what I'd love to see them try and tackle? An animated adaptation of King and King! LOL It's a kid's book about a prince who needs to marry some princess, but falls for her brother instead! ^_^ It was pretty cute too. XD

I don't know if anyone would think to adapt it, but it'd be interesting if someone tried.
6th-Feb-2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
Well, I highly doubt when they wrote Tiana's lines they wrote them in ebonics. I mean, I think that Tiana's voice and speech patterns are at least roughly the same as the woman who played her, who is in fact a black woman. Also there's nothing wrong with the "ain't no" way of speaking - it's bad when you stereotype that ALL black people speak that way or by speaking that way it automatically makes a person somehow inferior.

As for a gay princess? I think we'll have to wait for awhile for that. It would be SO AWESOME, but Disney is incredibly unlikely to attempt anything that controversial at the moment.
8th-Feb-2010 03:03 am (UTC)
First, I love that icon. :)

Oh, I didn't mean it makes them "inferior" or that there was anything wrong with that way of speaking, I just meant, like you said, it's bad when you stereotype that ALL black people speak that way.

:/ I know. But I can still hope that someday Disney will be the first to break through the LGBT stereotypes. They're the ones with probably the biggest bucks there are, and have the money to do it without worrying about lawsuits.
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