Princess Tiana and Prince Who???

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Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen

Remember the teaser for the first movie to have a black princess, “The Princess and the Frog“?  Well, people are stark raving mad over the fact that Princess Tiana ends up with a white-looking cat named Prince Naveen:

Disney’s first black princess, Princess Tiana – and the ‘white’ Prince Naveen

Move over Snow White. Make room for Disney’s first black princess.

With America’s first African-American president in the White House, Disney is counting on an African-American princess to be a big hit in Hollywood.

But even though The Princess and the Frog isn’t released until later this year, it is already stirring up controversy.

For while Princess Tiana and many in the cartoon cast are black – the prince is not.

Which has led some critics to complain that Disney has ducked the opportunity for a fairytale ending for a black prince and princess.

While some have hailed Disney’s decision as a reflection of melting pot America, others say the company is sending out a mixed message.

Although the black princess’s love interest in the new animated musical is called Prince Naveen of Maldonia and is voiced by a Brazilian actor, he looks more white than black in photographs from the film that Disney have released.

Even though she ends up with a somewhat white fella, is having the first black princess progress enough?

…or is this just some straight up bullsh*t??

More images from the movie below.

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  • Hannibal

  • too damn bad...

    haha…the new world order!!!

  • Hannibal

    BLACK PRESIDENT, BLACK PRINCESS, BLACK PEOPLE ARE COMIN UP…

  • White Devil

    If they had a black prince they would have had to show him beating her up to make it realistic. (Kidding)

  • Angee

    I think this shows some progress, but I think the Prince should be a brother, or at least look like one! Just me!

  • BritChick

    hmmmmm..ok..i have to think about that one

  • Apoc87

    He’s light skinned-ded.

  • Whut??

    A Black Prince would never marry a Black woman. Do Black men even marry Black women anymore??? Disney is keeping it real.

  • http://bossip tiababy09

    LOL @ “Apoc87”.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/bestsexever Christy

    OF course they can’t have a Black Prince. Then it would be a Black fairytale.. And that’s only allowed during Black history month.. Yall should get a sound bite of that jive talkin cricket.. Reminds me of the frog from Dumbo?.. Disney is the BEAST!

  • m tizzy

    What son cant be light skinned or spanish?

    People complain about everything….How about its showing love can happen between any race?

  • pm

    If that was a white princess with a black prince. black females would be a march on washington.

  • What the...

    Well I don’t know about all that but there a gang of Naveen’s in the Indian community…my question if he sounded like John Witherspoon, would it matter then?

  • http://www.myspace.com/gazfynest PlusDivaon Deck

    A Black Prince would never marry a Black woman. Do Black men even marry Black women anymore??? Disney is keeping it real.
    _________________-

    well c what happened was….

  • http://www.myspace.com/gazfynest PlusDivaon Deck

    I think the concept is great…

  • missBK

    oh lawd have mercy…black folks complain about every damn thing. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t…smh…

  • Hannibal

    THAT PRINCE DOES LOOK A LITTLE MEXICAN…

  • NK

    Really if you think about it,the “Disney Prince” is usually some ambiguous race and he is not the focus. If he would have been black then it would be marketed as a black cartoon, instead of a cartoon where the princess so happens to be black.

  • The Official Mrs. Carter

    Of course they should have created a Black Prince for the Princess but I guess its another case of white america giving us just enough to say we’re ‘making progress’… Like they are doing us a favor…? This pisses me off!!

  • mickey

    CAN YOU PEOPLE EVEN SEE RIGHT HE DOESN’T EVEN LOOK WHITE. AND ISN’T MOST BLACK FOLKS FROM NO MIXED ANY WAY AND CAN PASS FOR WHITE ????

  • Love my friends, haters can go to hell

    Whut??

    A Black Prince would never marry a Black woman. Do Black men even marry Black women anymore??? Disney is keeping it real.
    _________________________

    exactly!

    It would have to be either or.

    black princess with a mixed character or a black prince with a white/asian/light skinned hispanic

    kudos to Disney for keeping up with the times

  • My2Cents

    Disney is keeping it real. Prince Charming is not associated with the typical black man. So, I don’t see anything wrong with what they are doing. Hopefully this will encourage young black girls to raise their standards higher and stop settling for the bottom of the barrel.

  • Necy

    this is great!!! it’s Halle and Aubrey…. awwwwwwwwwwwww

  • Love my friends, haters can go to hell

    @ Hannibal

    can I call you sometime?

  • Divide and Conquer

    I agree with Nina Knows, black people do we really hate ourselves that much ? We need to make our own heroes, black familys our STILL under attack. I know alot of you don’t feel me or understand but yet I love you anyway.(SMH)

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