Comments for Disney announces first Jewish Latina Princess

Princess Elena

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    Jackie

    I love this as someone whose jewish that i have a princess now but does it count elena doesnt even run on disney channel anymore last i heard it was pulled!
    But elena doesnt count as an offical princess so i am not jumping bc if shes not in a movie it doesnt count!
    Heck look at sofia isnt bc shes a kid but vanellope is?!
    But still happy to hear!

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      jeannell m williams

      Actually she is an official princess. They had a christening for her so she’s official.

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        Jackie

        Actually shes not on the offical list! Neither are tech anna elsa or moana!

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    Sigler is saying that her father is Jewish and her mother is Cuban. Judaism is a religion. Cuba is a country. Didn’t her father have a country or her mother have a religion? Perhaps there is some confusion here?

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      Sharonda Milburn

      Elena hasn’t been pulled and she is a princess they take so long to make yea it feel and seem like it’s been cancelled cus it hasn’t been so long but they haven’t. Been cancelled it’s still part of the Disney family

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      Alma

      Hey Goldie!
      Judaism is often considered a sub-ethnicity since people born into that religion tend to have marriages that stay within the religion. Since there were a smaller number of Jewish people (due to persecutions over thousands of years), they tended to have their own culture and even genetics compared to the rest of the populations they were often relocated to. It’s like how Romani people don’t have a country, but they are considered their own people.
      But also, why would they list the mother’s religion or the father’s ethnicity (if something other than Jewish)? It would add nothing to this since we’re talking about a Jewish Latina princess.

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      Susan

      Yes, this was a poorly written article. To act as though being Cuban means you have to convert to be a Jew, or that being a Jew means you can’t be Cuban – or that being jew means you have no other nationality – it’s all incorrect & very stupid.

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    Sharonda Milburn

    Sofia hasn’t been pulled and she is a princess they take so long to make yea it feel and seem like it’s been cancelled cus it hasn’t been so long but they haven’t. Been cancelled it’s still part of the Disney family

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    Melanie Durham

    I love this

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    Rivka

    I’m excited! Hope that Disney did good research! Jewish presence in Latin America is as old as the Spanish Conquista 1550’s
    Plus all the Jews that arrived later WWI and WWIi lot of Sephardic that spoke ladino ( not Yidish).
    So cool!

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    Gary

    Whatever history aside; as a Jew, I find it contrived and insulting.
    I feel like they’re patronizing both Latinos and Jews.
    Does Disney believe that every ethnicity of people feel left out, if they don’t have their own princess? The most insulting part is that if they are pandering to every ethnicity, apparently neither Latinos nor Jews rate highly enough to get their own separate princesses.
    It’s similar to when people say, “Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, ‘and whatever else”. It’s a discount of non-Christian religions.
    Maybe I’m a bit of a purist, but didn’t the Grimm Brothers publish enough actual folk tales to keep Disney on business for many more decades, without having to come up with contrived “princesses”???

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    Sharon

    While I love the idea of adding a “Jewish Princess” from the photo above there isn’t anything terribly different about this princess from any other Disney princess. She certainly doesn’t seem to dress more modestly – a simple fix I would think….

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