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Teen petitions for plus-size Disney princesses

Ariel and Jasmine

Ariel from The Little Mermaid and Jasmine from Aladdin. Images: Disney

Jewel Moore, who describes herself as “plus-size”, was so sick of the animation giant’s unrealistically thin princesses she decided to do something about it.

Jewel launched a petition on website Charge.org entitled: “Make Plus-Size Princesses in Disney Movies!”

“I’m a plus-size young woman, and I know many plus-size girls and women who struggle with confidence and need a positive plus-size character in the media,” Jewel write.

“If Disney could make a plus-size female protagonist who was as bright, amazing, and memorable as their others, it would do a world of good for those plus-size girls out there who are bombarded with images that make them feel ugly for not fitting the skinny standard.”

Evidently, thousands agree with her – the days following the petition’s launch, Moore has garnered over 11,000 signatures.

The exaggerated femininity of Disney princesses reached new heights in the firm’s latest hit, Frozen, which features Anna, whose eyeballs are actually larger than her wrists.

Frozen’s Anna, whose eyeballs are larger than her wrist.

Jewel Moore.

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