Controversy starts to build on Disney's 'The Princess and the Frog'

by Joey Paur

The Princess and the Frog

Really? Are you serious? I thought we were all past this. Disney has made a new 2D animated movie coming out the Christmas called 'The Princess and the Frog'. Disney is going back old school on this one and I am happy to them do some traditional animation. Now some numb skull out there is trying to turn this magical Disney princess movie into a controversy of race discrimination. Are you kidding me? Charlotte Observer columnist William Blackburn has said the following:

"This princess' story is set in New Orleans, the setting of one of the most devastating tragedies to beset a black community. And then they throw in the voodoo theme [the fairy-godmother character is a voodoo priestess] and an alligator sidekick. When you put New Orleans, alligators and voodoo together, there's no beauty there."

Ok this is just ridiculous. Lets take a look at some of the other animated films Disney has made that are loved all throughout the world shall we:

Mulan - the title character has a pet dragon. Is this offensive to the Chinese people?

Aladdin - Princess Jasmine has an name that does not even come from Saudi Arabia. She has a pet tiger and Aladdin has a pet Monkey. Was the Middle East offended by this?

Now lets just talk about Magic and the occult. These are used in pretty much every freaking Disney film! For Example: The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Sword and the Stone, Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, The Emperors New Groove, The Black Cauldron, they all use magic and play around with the occult! So why in the hell is voodoo considered to be bad for this film?!

The movie is a fairytale that takes place in the 1920's during the Jazz age! The movie is celebrating the greatness of New Orleans and it's rich and amazing history not tearing it down you crazy man! And we all know the movie is going to have an amazing happy ending!

I think this movie looks great and i am really looking forward to seeing with my family.

There is no need to start up more controversy that is built on a foundation of hate. There is already to much hate in this world. Again, Disney has put together a Princess film to celebrate New Orleans and its history not destroy it and cause problems.

-Dr. Venkman


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