My Disney Me-Sheal

The Disney Me

What do I like about Disney? Actually, I don’t particularly care for Disney or Disney movies. I can take them or leave them, to be honest. I’ve never been much into the fluffier versions of Brother’s Grimm or the perversion of peoples and their cultures by Disney.

I find the misappropriation of Pocahontas and the actual historical woman that it tries to portray rather disconcerting in particular. “White man’s interpretation” of Native American history and peoples. Being a mother of Metis children (and a wife of a Metis husband) only serves to solidify that stance.

Some would argue that Disney started out in an era where that kind of behavior was, then, acceptable but why should it be now? Granted, my two preferred movies (I wouldn’t call them favorite, but I don’t mind them) appropriate culture and peoples from both Chinese and Maori cultures. However, I find them to be the most accurate two movies about those two cultures and peoples (the modern-day Chinese and Maori may argue that, but they know their culture and people better than an Irish Quebecer would, I concede that wholly and fully).

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