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Disney abandons sexualization of 'Brave' heroine after public backlash

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The Oscar-winning animated movie Brave is a tale of a young princess refusing to obey stereotypes by rebelling against an arranged marriage. When Disney decided to give the movie's heroine, Merida, a makeover that brings her in line with Disney princesses of the past, the masses rebelled. As Jezebel reports, a Change.org petition against the attempt to sexualize the character reached more than 200,000 signatures, leading Disney to quietly remove the new image from its Disney Princess website.