Is It Time For Disney to Have a Plus-Size Princess? [POLL]
There are so many Disney animated movies that are classic, but is it time for a change? Little girls all over the world pretend to be the beautiful princess in classics like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Pocahontas and Aladdin just to name a few. A high school student in Virgina is asking for a change, a plus size princess.
Jewel Moore, a high school junior in Farmville, Va., has started a petition to Disney for a plus-size princess in one of their movies.
She has done some research on body image for young girls and in her petition she says:
Studies show that a child’s confidence correlates greatly with how much representation they have in the media. It’s extremely difficult to find a positive representation of plus-size females in the media. If Disney could make a plus-size female protagonist who was as bright, amazing, and memorable as their others, it would do a world of good for those plus-size girls out there who are bombarded with images that make them feel ugly for not fitting the skinny standard.
Disney films are highly influential and wide-spread, and they impact the lives of many children, especially girls. It would be revolutionary for Disney to show support to a group of girls who are otherwise horrendously bullied by the media. It would make many young girls feel confident and worthy to see a strong character that looks like them. This move on Disney’s part would have an amazing positive ripple effect in people all around the world.
You can sign the petition at change.org
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