...but why am I NOT surprised. First let me state, that I am not in opposition to interracial relationships (even though I don't subscribe to the science fiction of race, as there is really no such thing, I do acknowledge that I live in a world were the sociological construct of race is real and something I must accept in m,y day to day functions in this reality). Love is love, you find it where you do, and you embrace it while you can I say. Here is a LINK to a Story regarding the issue. After all these years though, I am GLAD that Disney is showing a Black Princess.
That being said, what the hell is up with Disney's selection of a non-Black prince for the "Frog Princess Movie" which finally stars a Black princess? I was a bit miffed at Disney's “Cinderella” with Whitney Houston and Brandy where the prince was Asian. Sure, no problem with interracial relationships, but can we show some regular ole BLACK ones before we get there? And before anyone goes off on me, I said the same thing to the people at Marvel Comics back when Luke Cage (Power-man) got paired with Jessica Jones (white female super hero) and when DC Comics had John Stewart (the Black GREEN LANTERN) with Hawkwoman (another White female super hero).
Sure, Hollywood types claim that if you have a Black protagonist with a Black love interest you have a (gasp) "Black Movie". Was Mulan considered an "Asian" movie, thereby a movie that "White" people wouldn't go see because both she and her love interest were Asian?
The fact that this "it would be a BLACK movie" is offered as a defense for Disney not having a Black prince for their first Black princess is only more telling of the problem, the fact that the media and entertainment industries have some type of irrational fear of showing Black people in a love relationships. A sex one? No problem, a "Love" one, with an actually Black male who isn't a pimp, thug or gangsta and a Black female who isn't a crack whore needing to be rescued, single mom, etc., etc. Now to the more pressing question, WHY THE HELL WERE WE WAITING FOR DISNEY TO DO SOMETHING THAT A BLACK DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, etc. could have done A LONG TIME AGO?
Not naming any names
Oprah, Denzel, Spike Lee, etc, etc., BUT why were we waiting for Disney to represent us in the first place? In any case, none of my four Black Princes will be watching that movie, for the same reason I never let them watch "Save the Last Dance" and movies of that ilk, I'd prefer that they see Black men honoring and respecting and loving Black women, until Hollywood can reflect that, I will generally avoid their "Black men chasing white women" / "Black women being rescued by non-Black men" productions...Thank God we have the real thing in the WHITE HOUSE , so maybe I'll give Disney a break...Naw..Just saying....