slightly-bovverd said: you can totally do it you got this
(she keeps saying it’s not really that tough, I hope she’s right ;;)
Talked to my coordinator re: the exam, and she said she thinks I’ll totally nail it, so just try to relax until tomorrow, and I really am trying, but arrrrrrrgh.
(man, what does it say that finals week is looking almost relaxing right now)
Super cute Raincurl necklace I commissioned ♥
The last three Disney films that starred POC were the Emperor’s New Groove in 2000, Brother Bear in 2003 and Princess and the Frog in 2009.
What did they have in common?
Really angry and sad, but I literally do not have the time to attend to emotional health right now.
Wheatley parked himself in the sink and Angie got really offended
how long must we wait for a lesbian disney princess
or what about a prince who throughout the entire movie you think he’s going to be the love interest but in the end it turns out he’s…
Because then Disney will have to literally approach the sexuality of their characters. With straight couples, they can hide away the fact that children are produced from sex, much like most parents do for a long time. They just are in love and there is no sex. But with a gay couple, they probably feel as if the audience will turn on them, which the bigots will, but also that even the people who wouldn’t be offended would still find it hard to approach a discussion of sexuality with their stupid kid. Besides, we saw what happened when Disney approached a hard topic, like racism, in a previous movie. The race that they were actually supporting and trying to defend stood up agains the movie, calling it racist, and getting it banned from even being seen anywhere. We can see “Birth of a Nation” no problem, but Disney is now too afraid to put “Song of the South” out again out of the backlash from the NAACP. So, that’s why we can’t get a gay character. When Disney wants to try new things and hit hard subjects, they are met with opposition from both sides. I’m surprised Disney is making movies at all after all the shit they go through.
Paranormal had a guy dating a guy, and they never had to address the romance head on.
Why are you comparing LGBT issues to racism.
tbqh, Disney would be just fine, and LGBT kids need role models too.
(seriously, don’t compare LGBT issues to racism)
Why not? It’s the rights of people that are at stake, and as much as both of us support it, it’s still a hard subject for a lot of people, and something that Disney unfortunately would have a hard time approaching even if they really wanted to do it (which some people there do). The same thing will happen as did with Song of the South. It will be looked upon as “not understanding anything” about the issue, so the LBGT crowd will blast it anyway, and it will be looked at by bigots as someone trying to force an agenda, and it will pretty much flop. And Paranormal was a TV show for a different demographic. They are apples and oranges. However, when it comes to approaching touchy subjects with people, my comparison still stands. There was a tabletop game about being a Jew in WWII that approached the subject very brilliantly, but the studio didn’t want to publish it, because they didn’t want a backlash. And that was made for adults. No matter what it is, certain subjects are hard to approach because they need to be done right, but also whatever side you are on, there will always be problems. Brave got enough backlash for having a girl be independent, even people called her the “lesbian princess” because she didn’t want a man. We can’t even get over sexism. And, frankly, after everything Disney has to put up with, they don’t want to take risks anymore. So maybe another company has to do it before they can dip their toe in those waters. However, every other company is scared of that same backlash because they don’t have the staying power like Disney. One wrong move in the eyes of some idiots may drive them out of business. So they do nothing because they are told not to risk it. It sucks, it’s not right, but that’s what is happening right now.
Because they’re two different movements, and it’s kinda disrespectful to see them as the Same Thing?
And seriously, you’re saying my examples don’t count, but you’re pulling all this stuff out of nowhere? Fine. I guess it’s okay bc you’re ‘just keeping it real’ or some other caustic nonsense that always lets you be night.
I’m not expecting change to happen overnight, but I’m not gonna shut up about it, either, tyvm Person Who is Just Keeping It Real.