Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2018 by Hoai-Tran Bui
At least this one time, criticisms of whitewashing in a major Hollywood movie will have a happy ending.
When Ralph Breaks the Internet debuted its first footage to eager fans at last year’s D23 Expo, all the buzz surrounding the Wreck-It Ralph sequel was about the scene in which Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) stumbles upon the room housing all of the Disney princesses, voiced by most of the original voice actors. The rest of us finally got a peek at this scene in this year’s Wreck-It Ralph 2 trailers, but excitement over the cameos soon turned to anger when fans noticed that Disney’s only black princess, Tiana (Anika Noni Rose), was considerably lighter than when she had appeared in 2009’s The Princess and the Frog. But before that controversy could break the internet, Disney moved quickly to change the Ralph Breaks the Internet princess scene.