Disney’s First Latina Princess Isn’t Latin Enough For Some

October 19, 2012 / Posted by:

By now, you might have already heard hos from every block hollerin’ and crying about Disney’s first ever Latina princess who is looking a little too white girl-ish for some. It took a while for Disney to even admit that Princess Sofia, who should’ve been named Princess Concepcion, is Latina. Then when Disney finally admitted that she’s Latina, hos kept pressing them on specifics. They finally said that Princess Sofia is half-Enchancian and half-Galdizian. Disney just made that shit up. Those are made-up fairytale lands that are supposedly Latin countries. This is worse than your self-hating cousin Maria telling people her name is Marie and that she’s from the southern part of Spain when the bitch is really from El Salvador.

/Slash says that on November 18th, Princess Sofia will make her debut on Disney Jr. in the TV movie Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess and then she’ll star in her own series next year. Sofia’s mother has darker skin than the other characters, but they never say where she’s from either. Joe D’Ambrosia, the VP of originally programming at Disney, says they have no plans to get into what Princess Sofia’s race is. Joe says that they kept her race vague on purpose, “We never actually call it out. When we go into schools [to talk to young students about the show], what I find fascinating is that every girl thinks that they’re Sofia.”

The CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition is not happy about Disney being so vague:

“We need more heroes right now that are very identifiable. We’re in a time where Latinos are taking the blame for everything that is wrong with America. This is not a time to pussyfoot around. If you’re going to promote this to the public, and Latinos in particular, do us a favor and make it a real Latina. Are they afraid that some people are not going to accept this princess because she is Latina?” he asked. “The more I think about it, the more bothered I get. I really would like to hear what the execs have to say. What are they afraid of?”

I have had full hate for Disney ever since I went to apply for a restaurant host job at Disneyland and they made me a damn janitor instead, but I have to slightly defend their dumb asses here. There are many light-skinned hispanic beauties. Cristina Saralegui, the Duchess of Alba and Walter Mercado are all beautiful, fair-skinned Latina women. And when I first looked at Princess Sofia, I saw a Latina girl. But only because she looks like my cousin Cindy whose signature hair color is Feria Ruby Rush and who always wears emerald blue contacts she bought on clearance at a beauty supply store. Cindy even had a purple quince dress. Just throw a hickey on Princess Sofia’s cheek and there’s my cousin Cindy!

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