Was Princess Tiana Whitewashed In The New Wreck-It Ralph Trailer?
This holiday season, Disney is going to release the sequel to Wreck-It Ralph. Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 will hit theaters on November 21. In anticipation of the movie, Disney has released a trailer featuring all of the Disney princesses.
It caused quit a stir, with people seeing all of their faves and all.
Now, in a new image, the princesses are in a more relaxed setting. And as such, Princess Tiana’s hair is down and it’s curly and people are excited about it. But there are other people who took issue with the fact that her skin appeared lighter, her hair was brown instead of black and the texture seemed looser than we expected.
See what folks had to say on the following pages.
I can understand both the excitement and the criticism. Tiana was our first. And she meant a lot to us. So I understand why people want to take ownership over her image. Because it’s a representation of us. And images and representation are important. Not to mention light skin and loose, curly hair is a more acceptable Black, the one most often seen in television and film. Point is, with a history of exclusion, Disney has got to be more careful.