Disney and Pixar’s animation film “Frozen” successfully captured the hearts of the young and young at heart. However, reports about “Frozen 2” reveals that the movie could harm self-esteem.
As a result, those who wanted to be like them might hate their own bodies. Study author Dr. Sarah Coyne of Brigham Young University stated that such characters promote the “thin ideal” to children ages three and four.
“I think parents think the Disney princess culture is safe. That’s the word I hear time and time again – it is safe,” as quoted. “But if we are fully jumping in here and really embracing it, parents should really consider the long term impact of the princess culture.”
Basically, 198 children went under a social experiment and results showed that more than 6 in 10 girls have played the Disney princess toys. Dr. Coyne stated that this could generate some problems if the young girls will overlook the lesson taught in the movies and start patronizing the characters.
“We know girls who strongly adhere to female gender stereotypes feel like they can’t do some things,” the outlet quotes. “They are not as confident that they can do well in maths and science. “
The doctor added that “They don’t like getting dirty, so they are less likely to try and experiment with things.” On the other hand, little boys who have played the same set of toys have better body esteem.
Meanwhile, the doctor suggests that moderation is the key. Disney is yet to comment on the claims.
On the other hand, different reports are already plaguing “Frozen 2” as well. Aside from the recent news, rumors have it that the movie will be LGBT-friendly.
I hope Disney makes Elsa a lesbian princess imagine how iconic that would be
— Alexis Isabel (@lexi4prez) May 1, 2016
The “Frozen 2” movie is yet to have an official release date.