thank you sweet anonymous angel
it’s not hate. i don’t even discuss every little aspect. talking about representation is not every little aspect. did you miss all the times where i said i love that it’s about sisters, and that it was an awesome experience getting to see it and experience it with my own sister? or the times where i’ve mentioned how much i like the way they subverted the “true love’s kiss”/”true love saves the day” trope? or, like, have you considered that the very fact that this blog exists is a testament to the fact that for the most part, i absolutely love disney from an art perspective, that i adore most of their character designs and absolutely view disney movies, and animation in general, as an incredible art form?
criticism is not hate. speaking out against racism and the lack of representation for all oppressed and marginalized people is not bitching. if everyone who cared just “calmed down” (i’m very calm atm actually) and sat on their ass, nothing would ever change. if nobody ever said “disney is ignoring my existence” then disney would continue to ignore their existence. there would never have been a mulan or a tiana or a pocahontas or a jasmine if no person of color had ever said “i deserve to be a disney princess just as much as white girls do”. those movies would never have been made if we had just calmed down, sat on our asses, and let disney keep thinking that as a company that preaches love and magic and claims to be for everyone, they are allowed to continue excluding and erasing and harming millions of people.
i know the change won’t be sudden. the change is going to take a very long time. obviously, since we still don’t have any canonically queer characters in the disney animated canon and other forms of media have been at the very least including queer characters for decades now. it’s going to take a very long time, and i’m prepared to fight the good fight for as long as it takes. and you know why it’s such a big deal to me? you know why i can call myself a disney fan and still criticize the problematic aspects that exist within disney movies? because i adore disney, and i expect better, i expect the very best from them, and i want every disney fan like me who has ever felt excluded and unimportant because there has never been a disney character like them to one day see that character on screen and know that while we had to raise our voices to get here, it paid off. and we deserve to be on that big screen just as much as anyone else.
if that bothers you so much then maybe you shouldn’t call yourself my “follower” :)
i’ve discussed this dozens of times on this blog before and i’m tired of having to repeat myself. you’d be the same way if people brought up the same crusty, tired, stale ass points every couple of weeks when you’ve already addressed why those points are a) logical fallacies and b) racist. if it makes me foul to lose my temper on occasion, just like every human being does (and that’s what i am - a human being, not a robot assigned to post artwork to please the masses. nope, i’m a person and i have feelings and i get frustrated from time to time, just like you!), then i’ll take it. sure. i’m foul sometimes. i’m ok with it.
be gone, anon. i don’t care what you like or don’t like. poc have every right to be frustrated and upset that disney has, yet again, created a movie that completely excludes them. what does it matter that frozen is based on a nordic tale? what does it matter that it came from sami people? neither of those cultures are exclusively white. the area in which the tale originates has never been populated by only white people. why do white sami get to be represented, but not a single person of color?
it doesn’t matter what you like. actually, it’s pretty racist of you to just completely dismiss valid complaints about disney’s constant whitewashing and racism because you “don’t like that everyone is getting upset”. how come you don’t like people getting upset about racism, but you don’t mind the actual racism? moana is not disney’s get out of racism free card. none of disney’s poc lead films are, especially when they have a habit of not treating those cultures or characters or stories with respect.
take a moment to ask yourself why poc expressing anger and frustration at being ignored and excluded time and time again bothers you, but racism does not.