Disney Accused Of Lightening Princess Tiana's Skin Tone In 'Wreck It Ralph' Sequel

"Was Princess Tiana’s skin tone and dark hair too hard to digitalize?"

Last week, Entertainment Weekly shared a still image from Disney’s upcoming “Wreck It Ralph” sequel, “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” featuring everyone’s favorite princesses hanging out in loungewear at what appears to be a sleepover.

Plenty of people loved the image and praised Disney for its attention to detail, especially in regards to the wardrobe choices like Snow White’s poison apple T-shirt. But others couldn’t help but notice that Princess Tiana ― Disney’s first African-American princess ― looked lighter-skinned and more Euro-centric than she did in previous promotional material from the movie.

Here’s the still:

In response to the image, which also features the lovable Vanellope from “Wreck It Ralph,” aired their grievances about Tiana on social media.

A couple people accused Disney of white-washing Pocahontas as well.

But it wasn’t all bad. Some people praised Disney for depicting Tiana with with her natural hair down ― a small victory in terms of representation.

Disney didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

The company is no stranger to controversies like this one. Not only did it claim it was having a hard time finding people of color to cast in the live-action “Aladdin” remake, Disney also admitted to darkening the skin tones of white actors cast as extras.

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