have the Disney princesses lost their innocence?

Disney Princesses in inappropriate poses

Am I the only one who finds it inappropriate that Cinderella is doing the “Paris Hilton” over the shoulder glance? Should I be taking notes for my boudoir work from Disney princesses now? I am disturbed, but only mildly surprised at the way these princesses have been tarted up with strangely alluring posing (butterflies or not) for this young girl’s birthday party decor. [shudder]

8 Responses to “have the Disney princesses lost their innocence?”

  1. Liz Says:

    I believe that Paris Hilton actually snagged that pose from Cinderella ;)

  2. Kristen Says:

    Hmmm … I wouldn’t have noticed that. Who’s the one with Jasmine and why do I not know her???

  3. Nate Says:

    I agree, to some extent, that the princesses have been tarted up over the years, but I honestly think you’re reaching with the pose comparison. That over the shoulder look isn’t unique to Paris Hilton nor is it always something sexual.

  4. rachel Says:

    Ha…. Kristen, that’s Ariel, in her human form I am assuming…. the little mermaid. She actually has the most revealing clothing if you ask me — look at the tightness of the top!! And the shoulders :)

    Nate – I’d be willing to admit it’s stretching a bit for humor with the posing critique. All of the elements together are what make me shudder.

  5. rachel Says:

    ps: check out Ariel’s skintight off the shoulder dress. (Seriously, Disney?)

  6. Paul Says:

    The princesses are all tiny waisted and big busted- just like Barbie. The issue is really little girls and body image vice sex. I don’t see the overt sexuality, but Disney shirking their responsibility in influencing young girls to have low self esteem.

  7. Beth Says:

    Ohhh, Rachel, this is only the beginning of the outrage if you ever have daughters. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve edited lines from Emma’s Disney storybooks — “She’d always dreamed of meeting a handsome prince!” “She didn’t know his name, but it was love at first sight!” Sometimes I also add a line at the end — “And they lived happily ever after… and Cinderella went to medical school.”

    If you want to talk about inappropriate, check out Barbie or Bratz. (Shudder.)

  8. Kristen Says:

    This would be a good time to mention my love for “Ever After” with Drew Barrymore as Cinderella. And so I just did.

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