The the as it is has emerged. We recently reported that a petition had emerged to update the theming of the t. to the and the Frog, to make it more sensitive to the of the pas saga continues as a counter-petition to keep at
one of 600 films and television shows yet to make it to , and one that likely never will thanks to its dated portrayal of African-Americans. is based on the widely controversial of the South –
With the powerful effectiveness of the Black Lives Matter movement, many pieces of media are being called out as out of touch and offensive, and this iconic is one of them. It stands to reason that re-theming the to The and the Frog ( ‘s first animated black ) would be a strong stance against . However, the counter group argues that the of the do nothing to promote a .
It’ll be up to to change their , should they find them out of touch and offensive to . As is, here are both petitions in full as well as links to their change.org pages!
The Original Petition to re- on change.org
World and Tokyo Disneyland. While the is considered a beloved classic it’s history and are steeped in extremely problematic and stereotypical tropes from the 1946 of the South.parks should be a home for all to enjoy regardless of race, age, whatever your background may be. The is featured in Disneyland,
There is a huge need for diversity in the parks and this could help fill that need.and the Frog is a but has very little representation in the parks. could be one of the first princesses with a , as well as giving her a much deserved place in the parks. The framing of the is such that it could be easily changed to tell the story of while not compromising too much of the /costing a fortune in remodeling for . This change could kill two birds with one stone, remove the offensive stereotypical theming the currently has and bring a much needed diversity to the parks. As well as a much bigger merchandising opportunity for and the Frog.
is located in Critter Country/Frontierland in the parks, an area very close to Square in Disneyland. It would be fairly easy to transition the into the bayou of considering the location of the in each .
While the ridesis not an exact version of the movies plot line it is derivative from it, the characters, the songs and locations are all main features of the . has removed of the South from its library, refusing to share it on DVD or their streaming services. The best next step to remove all traces of this would be to re- into a and the Frog themed .
World and take away a little bit of the magic.is in iconic at and has been such for nearly 50 years. There is nothing wrong with the and is loved by millions of fans all over the world. To change such an iconic would erode The Nostalgia that lives in
The want to change theto be themed to something more politically correct is foolish. The characters in The do not specifically generalize any race or group of people. They are nothing more than caricatures of turn of the century America. To change them would be to remove a bid of our art history from the world and to be ashamed of it.
Show your support and letknow that you want to stay exactly the way it is!
Which petition will you be signing? Does the that should stay as it is? Let us know in the comments below.provide a harsh reminder of , or is it a classic