Magic, zombies, apocalyptic saviors and the like. I'm picky about television but I read a lot of stuff. Especially stuff about kick-ass women of color.
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someday in the future i’m going to give an acceptance speech for something and i will make a point to thank regina mills for teaching me how to dress like an adult.
Maybe the reason people are upset about the actress choice for Rapunzel is because, out of all the characters in the show, that portrayal compared to the ‘traditional’ character is, by far, the most incorrect.
Most of us tend to think of Rapunzel as a petite woman with yards and yards of flowing blonde hair.
That’s just my opinion of course and it seems to make sense to me.
Most of us tend to think of Red Riding Hood as a little innocent girl taking a basket of muffins to her sweet old Granny’s house, not a super hot adult waitress in short shorts with a crossbow wielding badass for a Grandmother.
That change was considered awesome.
Most of us tend to think of Peter Pan as a trickster little boy who just doesn’t understand the adult world, not a middle aged man in a boy’s body who has a son and makes creepy comments about women being fertile.
Most of us tend to think of the beast as not Rumplestiltskin. Or the crocodile. Or Peter Pan’s son.
Most of us tend to think of the Blue Fairy as a kind lady who granted Pinocchio’s wish, not the bitch from hell we all want dead.
But changing Rapunzel’s race is apparently TOO MUCH OF A CHANGE OMG NO CAN’T DEAL WITH IT ONLY CARBON COPY THE DISNEY VERSION BECAUSE CHANGE IS BAD NO.
When the fandom accepts ALL of those changes but balks at one - ONE - white disney princess being black instead, I’m pretty sure people are completely justified in calling racism.
PS- Rapunzel is characterised by LONG hair, not BLONDE hair. It changes nothing in the story or the characterisation for her long hair to be black and her skin to be brown.
The original poster needs to go and take their racism and fuck right off.
"Two halves of a whole".
I love how they outright say not to make Abbie into the Sassy Black Woman Sidekick.