Disney Chooses Black Actress For Tinkerbell, Netizens Have Mixed Opinions – Kpopnews
Tinkerbell’s character is portrayed by a black actress in a new trailer for Disney’s live-action Peter Pan & Wendy, sparking controversy.
In early 2023, Disney continues to introduce new live-action projects adapted from the company’s classic animations. On February 28 (local time), the trailer for Peter Pan & Wendy was unveiled, but the two main characters were ignored as netizens turned their attention to actress Yara Shahidi, who plays Tinkerbell, who is on the spot.
Because Tinkerbell’s character has blonde hair and white skin in previous animations, many netizens have expressed anger at Disney’s casting of a black actress, saying the company is active.ruin their childhood etc “Trying to Enforce Diversity” in live-action works.
Especially comments like “Give me Tinkerbell back from my childhood”, “If you really respect people of color, make works that focus on people of color instead of changing the skin color of existing characters”, “There are many great works that focus on people of color Color focus . Color, like “Get Out” so I can’t understand these changes”, “Disney needs to stop forcing diversity into existing characters» etc. can be found online.
Previously, Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid also faced heavy criticism after it was revealed that black actress Halle Bailey would play the female lead, the mermaid Ariel.
Along with the new Black Tinkerbell, Peter Pan & Wendy is known to have a few other differences from the original franchise, ranging from the conversion of Lost Boys to Lost Girls to a more racially diverse composition.
On the other hand, “Peter Pan & Wendy” revolves around the main character Peter Pan, who lives in “Neverland” and refuses to grow up. One day, Peter brought Wendy, a normal girl, to his magical land, and they eventually encountered the evil pirate, Captain Hook.
Directed by David Lowery, Peter Pan & Wendy stars Alexander Molony as Peter Pan, Ever Anderson as Wendy and Jude Law as Captain Hook. Other cast members include Joshua Pickering, Jacobi Jupe, Jim Gaffigan, Noah Matthews Matofsky, Sebastian Billingsley-Rodriguez, Alyssa Wapanatâhk, Felix de Sousa, Molly Parker, Alan Tudyk, Diana Tsoy, Caelan Edie, Florence Bensberg and more.
“Peter Pan & Wendy”, on the other hand, is scheduled for release on April 28th on the OTT Disney+ platform.