There’s some hot Disney controversy floating around the internet this weekend. While Disney rumors and news stories aren’t unfamiliar, this one seemed to struck a chord, in particular, with parents…
Princess Jasmine debuted a new outfit for the opening night of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Her traditional outfit (pictured above, right) mimics the movie’s version, while the new conservative outfit (pictured above, left) is the one in debate.
Photos of the new outfit hit social media pages and there was an immediate uproar from fans. Rumor has it, that they switched Jasmine to a conservative outfit because of her tummy showing. Only time will tell if this is permanent or just for the Halloween party. I’ve heard both rumors. Side note: this is different from her “Winter” outfit with a coat.
I’ve read about fans being upset that they are changing it from the character’s attire from the movie. Or some parents have praised Disney for making the change. Some people could care less. Either way, this Princess is having more wardrobe debates than Super Bowl XXXVIII.
I don’t have a daughter, but I can understand the powerful affect that Disney characters have over young viewers. Sometimes I think God has blessed me with being a “boy Mom” so I don’t have to worry about a daughter being influenced by the media.
But I don’t believe covering her stomach is going to change anything…
Young girls look up to Princess Jasmine because she is a strong character fighting for her independence. In the movie, that we all love, she shows courage, intelligence and integrity. She wants to marry for true love and isn’t swayed by power or money. Those are all characteristic that I would love in a daughter.
In my opinion, these young girls who eagerly wait in line for a chance to meet their favorite Disney princess, aren’t just looking at their wardrobe. They remember the stories. They watch the movies over and over again. Their fascination goes far beyond an outfit.
That’s how I chose my favorite Disney princess while growing up, and I don’t think that has changed for a new generation of young girls.
In the end, I think both outfits are stunning and beautiful. I just prefer the outfit from the original 1992 movie. It represents the strong character traits from the movie and I don’t think a bare stomach is scandalous nowadays. Unless we go back and alter the 1992 movie, there isn’t much point to changing her outfit.