Race baiting critics did what they always do – they accused the studio of racial insensitivity.
So Disney did what American business always does – they caved in and made changes to the cartoon. But you can never do enough for the race baiters. Never.
Here’s how Fox News reports the story:
Disney has already changed the profession of the princess (an aspiring restaurant entrepreneur instead of a chambermaid) and name (Tiana instead of Maddy, which critics thought was too similar to “Mammy,” a once-common term for black female slaves in white households).
The Fox story continued:
The controversy has intensified after it was revealed that the film would be set in New Orleans and that Tiana would find love with a white prince — well, almost. His skin has been described as olive-toned and he will be voiced by Bruno Campos, a Brazilian actor.
“What? No black prince? What’s up with this?” blogged James Collier on Acting White, an anti-racism Web site, in a posting typical of the general disbelief among the film’s most vocal black critics. “Perhaps Disney doesn’t want the future mothers of dwindling white America being imprinted so early in their lives with the notion of a black suitor.”
Another blogger, Angela Helm, attracted nearly 3,000 comments on the Black Voices Web site when she complained that “even though there is a real-life black man in the highest office in the land with a black wife, Disney obviously doesn’t think a black man is worthy of the title of prince.”
What is wrong with those people at Disney? It’s obviously the worst sort of racism to show love between races. Everyone knows that black people can only love black people and white people can only love white people. And now we find out that black cartoons can only love black cartoons.
And that means “The Princess and the Frog” isn’t really a cartoon, it’s a caricature.
Source: Fox News