Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Princess Sofia Is Not Latina, Says Disney

Apparently, Sofia is not Latina– she is Enchancian and
Galdizian. Don't bother looking for Enchancia and Galdiz
on a map; they are fictional locales.
Earlier this week Disney introduced its first Latina princess. Well, it turns out that Princess Sofia is actually from some imaginary fantasy land. Princess Sofia caused a little bit of controversy last week when several bloggers noted that Disney’s “First Latina” princess didn’t have any Latin traits. Some people praised Disney for not making Princess Sofia a stereotypical character while others criticized the company for placing the label “Latina” on a princess who had nothing to do with Spanish heritage.

Nancy Kanter, senior vice president of original programming and general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, released a statement today saying that Princess Sofia doesn’t represent any “real world” culture.

Kanter said:
“What’s important to know is that Sofia is a fairy-tale girl who lives in a fairy-tale world … All our characters come from fantasy lands that may reflect elements of various cultures and ethnicities but none are meant to specifically represent those real world cultures.”
Read the rest of the article (from The Inquisitr) by clicking here.

1 comment:

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