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Let me respectfully explain to you why you are 100% wrong.
1) ALL of the Princesses are represented inaccurately. For example:
Snow White – 14yr old Bride in movie but now aged more appropriately
Ariel – Ended movie 16yr old human yet most toys/images portray her as a Mermaid
Mulan – Not a Princess
Cinderella – First to get a makeover and her big thing was they changed her hair. OMG!
Rapunzel – Ended movie as brunette but is still portrayed as blonde
ALL Princesses – They’re not real so nitpicking changes is silly
2) Han Shot First
This ridiculous notion that “They’ve changed Merida’s character” is absurd. The prime example of “changing a character” is Han Solo. Lucas didn’t say “I don’t think Han would shoot first”, HE CHANGED THE MOVIE in order to make “Han Shot First” into a fact. That is NOT what happened with Merida because the movie remains EXACTLY the same and the ONLY change is in the marketing.
3) Disney Parks
To claim that Disney is improperly representing the character is silly considering every day Disney employs hundreds of Face Character’s portraying the Princesses at all their parks. And that includes this imagined Merida who’s is often portrayed by a stunningly gorgeous and modelesque cast member.
So if the ONLY way to properly represent the Princess is to be 100% accurate to the film then that means that ALL face characters in the parks should be eliminated. And that includes Buzz/Woody who are far bigger than the toy counterpart, Donald who’s legs are in the wrong un-duck-like position and Jasmine/Pocahantas who are rarely played by the right nationality.
The fact that she’s wearing makeup / a sparkly dress is taking her completely out of her character. It’s not creepy.
This is what it sounds like when little girls defend Bieber when he is accused of being a jerk. They think that by buying his CD and subscribing to his Twitter account makes them experts on his “character”. And just like how these “Beliebers” don’t know the real Justin Bieber, these Merida defenders don’t actually know Merida outside of the 90minute film she was animated in. Would a fictitious movie character wear sparkles or makeup to a fictitious modern day party? How the heck would you or anyone else know?
So, yes this is 100% creepy because instead of 13yr olds defending Bieber we have actual adults pulling out the calipers to find incremental differences in an animated figures waistline and neckline. Sorry, but that’s a C-R-E-E-P-Y hobby.
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Are you high? Her waist is beyond skinny and well into anatomically implausible.
Psst… these are animated renderings of fictional people. There’s no way the image on the right represents a healthier person than the image on the left.
Please post a picture of an actual person with a head that large and then I’ll concede that the movie version of Merida represents a “healthy person”.
These are ANIMATED so why are people trying to find real world characteristics in them?
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In this case, you finally had a heroine of a big movie, a Disney movie no less, and she didn’t fit that perfect image as closely as usual, and in fact her character probably wouldn’t even care about it. That can be a powerful thing, and some people (or a lot of them) feel like this new look devalues that.bq.
Please post a photo of Merida in the film where she isn’t thin.
Seriously, all this talk of Merida being a model for the everygirl is ridiculous because she’s always been portrayed as tall, thin and fairly attractive.
This isn’t about the fact that whatshername can’t go to the ball dressed up every so often, it’s that this picture is supposed to represent her in Disney cannon for the rest of time, and it’s so far removed from what her actual character isbq.
No, the UNALTERED MOVIE SHE STARRED IN is what represents her for the rest of time.
Seriously, these arguments are just absurd.
Just curious. If Merida offends you because she is “ridiculously slim” and has an “unobtainable figure” then how do you feel about Mrs Incredible and Violet?
If the artistic style of the Incredibles may allow Mrs Incredible to have such a dramatic hip/waist ratio, then why can’t Merida be re-interpretted to fit into the “artistic style” of the other princesses?
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I feel the “Princess Destroy Little Girls” Argument is the female equivelent of the “Video Games Destroy Little Boys” nonsense.
Little boys that obsess over guns and video games dont turn them into killers when they get older, and Little girls that obsess over their princesses don’t grow up to sit in towers waiting for prince charming.
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I have to say that I am scared to death of your observations because it’s the “rapists argument” because it insinuates that a woman dressed for attention (low cut dress and wears makeup) is doing so to be more “sexualized” by others.
That is a disgusting way to view women. Just because I get dressed up and go out with our friends (or Merida with the fictional princesses) doesn’t mean we are trying to be slutty or sexual in any way, it’s just us having fun. So what is truly obscene are the men who think that somehow Party Dress Merida is somehow NOT acceptable because IF Merida was an actual person (which she isn’t) then who’s to say she wouldn’t enjoy a dressed up night out with the princesses?
(BTW. She was a thin girl in the movie and her waistline/figure isn’t unobtainable. People are just being creepy.)
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This debate is based more on attributes that people wrongly place on Merida rather than ones that exist in the film because Merida has ALWAYS been depicted as a tall, slender and attractive girl and NEVER some unattractive character that Disney took liberty with. So all these obnoxious whiners are expressing personal opinions that aren’t actually based on fact.
As a woman then I am offended by these people who claim Merida is being “sexualized” by Disney because in the end then all they did was put her in some makeup and put her in a party dress because its fun.
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