princess of North Sudan



Apparently Disney wishes to make a cute movie based on a cute story about a very heroic father figure who occupied said unclaimed African land “Bir tawil” in-between Egypt and north Sudan to make his daughter a princess. How sweet, cute and heroic, best father award goes to this dad, Mr Jeremiah Heaton. Here is the problem, to an African or a person of colour whose country has a history of colonisation, it is not cute, it just further emphasises white supremacist ideas in a romantic and heroic father figure way, apparently the writer Stephany Folsom was being inconsiderate towards the feelings of her other viewers who would not appreciate the movie. I suppose the problem is, this father should be more realistic towards his daughter and teach her to be realistic in life, maybe just get her a tiara and a tiny castle doll house. The world is going to let her down at every stage of her life which means he should teach her to be stronger. The world is not a Disney fairytale where she gets to be a princess, and save the world. I mean it is a bit selfish to fulfil every wish of the princess Emily even at the detriment of her fellow children, I get the fatherly love behind this act but it doesn’t add up. i think he should not build castles in the air for Emily, because in the end the reality will dawn and she will know she is not a princess, and Bir Tawil has no inhabitants. You cannot have a kingdom without citizens The most outrageous part of this whole issue is that Disney decided to make a movie out of this joke story that will inspire children to become spoilt brats and expect impossible things from their parents. I mean as a child we all looked up to Disney, had favourite Disney movies and cartoons. Disney built dreams in a Tv, but this dream is too far-fetched. People on twitter were outraged myself included, i mean its ridiculous Bir Tawil is North Sudanese, but i was angry because they make the first African princess a frog cartoon and the next princess an American girl, also encouraging ideas of colonisation being okay, No it is not ! coming from a Nigerian. Colonisation is not cute and it will never be cute, why will Disney even consider this story ? therefore a petition has been made by Nadia Ali which i have signed and think everyone should sign to help stop Disney from making this movie. Here is the link to this petition by care2 petitions Bye !


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