• Michelle Marchante

Disney has failed Hispanics

This column was published in FIU Student Media's PantherNOW. Image retrieved from Flickr.

Michelle Marchante/ Opinion Director

Disney has failed Hispanics.

Last year, Disney debuted their first Hispanic princess, Elena of Avalor. As Avalor’s princess, she is a skilled sword-fighter, has magical powers and does not have a love interest. She is a mixture of different Hispanic heritages, cultures and legends.

She sounds fascinating, except, Disney has belittled and discriminated against her.

Disney has not treated her like the other princesses. All “official” Disney princesses make their debut in a movie. Not Elena. She made her debut on a Disney Junior show, “Sofia: the First,” before starring in her own spin-off show, “Elena of Avalor.”

Is there a feature film in the works? Not likely.

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