Saturday, May 18, 2013

Know Your Enemy

"I think it's atrocious what they have done to Merida. When little girls say they like it because it's more sparkly, that's all fine and good but, subconsciously, they are soaking in the sexy 'come hither' look and the skinny aspect of the new version. It's horrible!"

Brenda Chapman, original producer of Brave, on Disney's girly makeover of the film's central protagonist. Her comments whipped up a storm of protest and a petition, and Disney have now bowed to pressure and canned the redesigned character.

(Thanks to Ben for the link.)

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