What do you think of the graphic makeover of Princess Merida from Disney/Pixar’s Brave (2012)? (More from Yahoo.)
What’s behind such image modifications?
An online petition to restore the newly minted — barely a year ago! — Pixar princess has almost 80,000 signers as of this post.
Just this morning, yes, I signed it also. Normally I don’t do things like that.
Here’s the reason I listed.
Every little bit of fun culture that we cede to ridiculous sexualization is an unloving act against children and people. We will increasingly worship sensualized icons rather than love real humans.
And of course, as a believer in Christ, it’s His love for real, human, diverse people I want to see better reflected in culture.
Sign, or at least read, the online petition here.
Edit: No, this isn’t an isolated incident. Many have argued that Disney has been Bratz-doll-ifying its classic and even contemporary princess icons. One example is here.