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You Can Be Strong And Awesome, But You Better Be Hot:
There are several rumors as to why Kida is not an official Disney princess. Some say it’s because the film didn’t do well. Others say it’s because she’s basically too hot. Here we have an amazingly independent, strong and intelligent woman. Do you remember any of that about her? Of course not because she’s super hot, and that’s all anyone can focus on. She can’t read her own language, and Milo treats her like a child for it. He’s being helpful, but the way things are written makes it seem belittling, which is unfair because she is a super awesome character. She’s a great role model, but is drawn in a way that makes people nervous. It’s not her fault she doesn’t wear a lot of clothes. It’s part of her culture! If Disney didn’t want her to be sexualized, they shouldn’t have sexualized her.
The movie focuses on the Powhatan tribe and their conflict with English settlers in Jamestown, but it mashes a bunch of Native American stereotypes together in one film. Disney did the same thing with Aladdin and Mulan. It’s unfortunate because there was a big opportunity to show respect to Native American cultures, and they really messed it up.