What the fuck? Whitewashing? It’s a danish fairy tale! You can’t just throw in diversity for the sake of it. It has to make sense, thats like if people were like “Why are there only Chinese people in Mulan?” Because it takes place in fucking China before anyone immigrated there!
"WHY ARE THERE NO BLACK PEOPLE IN BRAVE?"
BECAUSE IT TAKES PLACE IN TENTH CENTURY SCOTLAND ARE YOU KIDDING ME.
pLUSSSSSS THEY LIVE IN A COLD CLIMATE WHERE STASTICALLY AND HISTORICALLY, PEOPLE THERE WHERE PALE DUE TO LESS SUN EXPOSURE
I’m going to have to stop you there because if you seriously believe that POC didn’t exist in medieval europe at any time friend you need to pick up a history book and do some research
- Massive trade routes existing in viking times from Scandinavia, through Russia on the Volga River to Byzantium at least, there is evidence for further trade with the discovery of a fucking jade buddha in a Swedish Burial and an Egyptian ladle in another Swedish Burial
- its foolish to believe that while the Europeans settled in the middle east and further afield while POC just stayed where they were like “ah ha this is cool”, POC like the Europeans moved along trade routes and settled there, woah
- trade between Europe and the East is MASSIVE, the Silk Road, the Volga river trade route, I’m just!?—-
- just look at this damn blog with a collection POC throughout medieval europe in art and writings from the time god damn
the ISSUE HERE however is that disney keeps producing EXCLUSIVELY white fairy tales in recent years, where as compared to late 80s, 90’s and early 00’s era disney where a number of films were produced with major POC characters and protagonists (Mulan, Pocahontas, Alladin, Lilo and Stitch etc. etc.) and didn’t (HINT) turn into animals and spend the entire film as animals (like with all the most recent films containing POC, Brother Bear, The Princess and the Frog, etc)
the number of disney films starring white people far outweighs the number starring POC, Disney has proven they can make a good movie with POC characters (who don’t turn into animals???) and now they’re just sinking back into regular whiteness
also explain to me how a fucking ugly as hell talking snowman is somehow more realistic than just adding some POC characters, or doing what Disney has done a number of times before, taking a fairy tale out of its original setting and story and placing it in a new environment and creating something unique and original (The Lion King woah!)
if you are interested in seeing the things that could have been Frozen (POC settings and stuff) this blog which is actually titled thiscouldhavebeenfrozen, show cases some amazing art and twists on the original fairy tale and hey, its run by POC so they can explain the issues far better and far more indepth than I ever could bye