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To think Disney's 'makeover' of Meridia from Brave is sexualised, insulting crapshit&

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Have a read about it [http://m.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/may/13/brave-director-criticises-sexualised-merida-redesign?CMP=twt_gu here]]

Apols if this has already been pointed out today! I'm just in from work & saw it. [anger]

Oh bum.

Link: here

And angry here!!

Startail Mon 13-May-13 20:13:22

If this is for real it's shit, she's great just the way she is.

And Merida. I got there in the end...

here

Oh FFS angry

Oh and YANBU of course.

StuntGirl Mon 13-May-13 20:16:29

It's pathetic. I signed the petition this morning.

OddBoots Mon 13-May-13 20:19:12

I think the trouble that Disney know that her doll next to the other 'princesses' would show the others up as being of unrealistic proportion so they have seen no choice.

DoctorAnge Mon 13-May-13 20:20:21

Fucking AWFUL isn't it?

Where is the petition?

StuntGirl Mon 13-May-13 20:22:40

It's linked to in the guardian article.

StuntGirl Mon 13-May-13 20:23:30
Amrapaali Mon 13-May-13 20:25:34

Meh. I don't see the fuss, TBH. It IS Disney, after all. Its what they've always done. Their heroines are fresh, wholesome, gutsy girls/women in their movies. But when it comes to marketing their crap stuff, all of the princesses are dolled up in awful makeup and striking idiotic poses.

Pocahontas, Mulan none escaped the "makeover". Don't know if Merida is supposed to be younger than all the others, but the flicky eyeliner could have been avoided. And what happened to her bow???

JanePlanet Mon 13-May-13 20:26:01

Urgh, how disappointing. YANBU.

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 13-May-13 20:32:16

Is it just me that doesn't see much difference between the two of them.confused?

StuntGirl Mon 13-May-13 20:33:32

Are you looking at the wrong picture lady? grin

MummyBurrows Mon 13-May-13 20:34:28

If I didn't know any better I wouldn't even think it was the same character!! It looks more like a new character they're going to add if they make a Brave 2 and its going to be Merida's slutty long-lost older sister who needs rescuing from her pimp rather than what it actually is which is apparently the same head strong tomboy teenage Merida!! Absolutely disgusting!! If its not broke don't fix it!! There is absolutely nothing wrong with the original Merida!!

CloudsAndTrees Mon 13-May-13 20:38:15

I don't see the big deal. It's Disney.

If they hadn't made her look more appealing then she wouldn't have fitted in with the other princesses. Which would be fine, except the other ones do look more attractive IMO, and possibly in the opinions of many little girls, and you are not going to create a character with qualities that girls want to aspire to be like if they aren't attracted to her.

StuntGirl Mon 13-May-13 20:41:53

In fairness there's nothing slutty about the new character. She's clearly older with a slimmer waist to accentuate her hips and boobs more, her hair is thicker, lighter in colour and the curls more defined, her face shape and facial features are different (almond shaped eyes, thinner nose, pout-ier lips) and she's wearing make up. Oh, and that bloody glittery dress. But she's not slutty.

kim147 Mon 13-May-13 20:46:04

In the film, she hated her tight dress.

But obviously she's got over that issue now.

I saw that today, really really pissed off.

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 13-May-13 20:54:25

I haven't seen the film I must admit.

Petition signed.

I think it is a big deal and just saying 'ah well, Disney have always done it' is not good enough.
They shouldn't have done it with Pocahontas or Mulan if they did as well - I wouldn't know; Disney stores make my teeth itch grin

Fakebook Mon 13-May-13 21:04:05

I think the seductive eyes change her look. The waist isn't all that smaller, and her face is still round and plump. It's all in the eyes. She's lost her innocence with that ugly Bratz type eye makeup.

CrapBag Mon 13-May-13 21:37:58

I have signed it, thanks for the link.

I saw this story this morning and I was disgusted. I took DS to see Brave and while it isn't the best Disney film, I absolutely loved the character of Merida. How they have changed her is NOT how she would be, the gutsy person, in the film at all.

pointythings Mon 13-May-13 22:32:46

I've signed this. I felt Merida was at last a step in the right direction, disgusting that they've backtracked this way.

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