“I don’t think it would be a good idea to make an overweight Disney princess. After all, they’re supposed to be role models, and you shouldn’t strive to be overweight.”
I’m normally fond of confessions and the mods running it seem intelligent and not rabid…
Shouldn’t we be teaching children that all of us deserve a happy ending? Not just the thin and beautiful among us? Why should a chubby little girl have to feel like she will never find her prince charming just because she’s not skinny like belle or jasmine? Or that she will never be able to achieve her goals and dreams because she isn’t skinny like tiana or cinderella? That’s hogwash. ALL little girls should feel good about themselves. ALL little girls should be able to have the hope of finding love, and the hope of one day accomplishing their dreams. EVERY LITTLE GIRL. NOT just the skinny ones. How DARE anyone think a role model can be anything but skinny. That is just so uncalled for!!!
Seriously though, Disney is watched by millions of children, most of them young girls dreaming of happily ever after. Sure, life isnt easy, and the real world is hard. But as children, they deserve to have hopes and dreams. They deserve to feel like one day they will have a happy ending. They deserve to have that hour and a half of pure bliss, so that when they have a hard time one day they can hope to someday be a strong beautiful and determined woman like the princess on the screen. There is no reason there cannot be a plus size princess for plus size girls. They deserve the magic of disney just as much as their peers. It is nothing but the pure ignorance of people that keep it from happening.