I’m sure most of you know that Disney is planning to finally introduce its first black princess with the release of “The Princess and the Frog.” But even though the animated musical doesn’t come out until later this year, it’s already the center of controversy.
Apparently, even though Princess Tiana and many other characters are black, the prince is not and the Internet is buzzing with complaints.
According to a story from The Daily Mail, one person wrote:
‘I think it’s sad that he is white because its saying that black love isn’t good enough and that black men could never be princes.
‘Disney had the perfect chance to make its first black prince, but instead it decided to go the controversial route.’
Actually the prince does look a little ethnic to me and his name Prince Naveen of Maldonia, so I wonder if Disney will release a statement saying he isn’t white at all.
Nonetheless, I want to know what you think? Is a supposedly white prince a slap in the face to black men or should Disney be applauded for depicting interracial love? Honestly, I’m on the fence, so I really want to hear from you.