If you’re like me and thought the Disney princesses were already too skinny and too perfect, you’re going to be horrified by these new drawings of them.
On the cover of a pretend Vogue magazine spread, you’ll find Ariel, Pocahontas, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White, and Aurora, but shown in clothing and poses that rips these girls right out of Disney’s G-rating, and into some derogatory R-rated movie.
After some research, it’s safe to say that Disney — nor Vogue — had any part in this project, and instead it was made by an artist named Dante Tyler, who’s other works are equally R-rated.
“What budding fashionista wouldn’t want one of these hanging in her room?” the website with the sexed princesses reads. When I saw this I was instantly even more disgusted. These posters are for teens and kids! Who in their right mind would hang those on their kid’s walls?
I was so revolted; I decided maybe I could make my own version of the “Disney-princess-on-a-magazine-cover” scene. So I did. I replaced the world-known fashion and beauty magazine title Vogue with SPARK, and replaced the inappropriate and sexualized drawing with a child-friendly and more accurate drawing of my own. I trashed all the cliché headlines about fashion, looks, and men with quotes about how these fairytales really went down.
I hope, by creating my own artwork to compare to the icky princess pictures, we can see how princess aren’t all that bad. When we create princesses who are smart, strong women (with child-friendly appearances) instead of girls that are just skinny, sexualized, and obsessed with looks, they can be acceptable to hang on our children’s walls. Besides, princesses are for kid’s movies, and fairy tales, not women who wear pounds of makeup and skimpy outfits. So, are Princesses good? Well it depends… not when they look like these fake Vogue covers, that’s for sure.