Disney Unveils First Latino Princess: Are Activists Right to Be Angry?
SodaHead Celebs 2012/10/22 21:00:00
Disney have revealed that, for the first time, there will be a Hispanic Disney princess, but it seems to have had the opposite of the desired effect. E! has revealed that the star of the upcoming "Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess," will indeed be a Latino, but many people are angry because the project is going to be seen on the Disney Channel, not in theaters. As Twitter user Andy said, "Why is Disney's first Hispanic princess coming to TV and not a big screen? Is this a diss for Latinos?"
But Alex Nogales, President and CEO for the National Hispanic Media Coalition, told E! that "That really doesn't matter. The Latino community is in a place right where they need strong role models and doesn't matter whether it comes from film or TV."
As the LA Times has reported, Disney has said that they aren't going to release any more fairy- or princess-style animated movies in theaters for a while, aiming instead for material with a broader appeal. Unfortunately, timing this with the debut of their first Latino princess has caused some controversy. Do you think the activists are right to be upset?
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