I found this really interesting video of a woman speaking out about the decision to make Ursula, the evil “witch” from The Little Mermaid, a slimmer version of herself. I looked into this story and sure enough, it was true. Disney took many popular villains and made them into tiny sized dolls and merchandise. This new Ursula doll looks so different it should not even be considered the same character who we came to know. A high powered, strong woman who was seemingly comfortable in her own skin before her “transformation” is now unrecognizable. Parents worry, rightfully so, that this slimmer version of these iconic characters will send the wrong message to their daughters as they grow up. In my opinion, it is RIDICULOUS, that Disney felt the need to make Ursula a skinny doll. LIKE WHAT?! That is not even the same person!!! You just created a new character for no other reason than to succumb to the popular (horrible) opinion that women have to be thin in order to be beautiful.
What are your thoughts on this?!?
Does this even look like Ursula to you!?