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Disney’s First Latina Princess Brings Controversy [POLL]

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Disney’s latest princess has already started to break barriers. Sofia The First is the first Latina princess to come from the Disney franchise. She joins the ranks of Cinderella, Ariel, and the most recent princess, who also was the first African-American princess, Tiana. But this princess has already seen more controversy than any of the others, and her movie isn’t even out yet.

Sofia will star in the TV movie “Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess” airing Nov. 18 on the Disney Channel and Disney Junior.The princess – with blue eyes, fair skin, and dark hair – has people wondering how is she considered Hispanic? Hispanic advocacy groups have questioned how the character questions the Hispanic population, and wonders why Disney isn’t doing more to emphasize the characters Latina roots.

After much backlash, Disney felt as though they needed to make a statement. Co-executive producer Craig Gerber stated on Friday via Facebook that Sofia is “a mixed-heritage princess in a fairytale world.” He said her mother and birth father hail from kingdoms inspired by Spain and Scandinavia, though Sofia was born and raised in Enchancia – a make-believe ‘melting pot’ kingdom.

It seems that Disney is going back on their original statement that Sofia is a Latino princess. A spokeswoman is now saying that it is important to realize that the character is a fairytale. That her background and surroundings come from elements of various cultures and ethnicity, but none are specific to the characters roots. And that they don’t represent a real world culture.

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