Disabled Disney Princesses Artwork

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Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo is speaking out about the lack of amputees and disabled characters in pop culture with his latest series, portraying Disney princesses in wheelchairs or with missing limbs. Advocates say the message is much-needed.

The Outspoken artist and fashion critic Alexsandro Palombo’s latest piece portrays the cartoon beauties as disabled women, a stark contrast from the Disney classics: ‘I wanted to give visibility to a problem that affects a great amount of people in the world.’ The artist previously survived a from a rare form of cancer and had become paralyzed on his upper limb and lower limb on the left side of his body.

He posed the question: “Do you still like us?” next to his series of reimagined princesses, some being carted in their wheelchairs by Prince Charmings, others posing alone as double amputees. “Have you ever seen a disabled protagonist in a Disney movie? You sure don’t because disability doesn’t match Disney standards!” Carol Glazer, president of the National Disabilities Organization says, this campaign is much-needed, “One out of every five Americans has a disability of some kind.

So when you portray popular iconic figures, like Disney princesses, without any of them having disabilities, you’re cutting out 20% of the population. People who call that insensitive are not really seeing the whole picture of disability. All you’re saying is that there’s a broad range of people in this world. And that’s an important message.”

Susan Stout, interim president and CEO of the Amputee Coalition, said she would love to see one of Palombo’s princesses on the big screen, “We want everyone to know it is possible to live well with limb loss. A Disney Princess would help raise awareness and, in turn, acceptance of limb loss.”

  • RegReach

    I get the point but, if we only got our first black princess 3 years ago then I think we got awhile before we get to somthing like there any famously disable actors, or tv chracter, played by actual disabled actors……

    • Duckyhoward15

      and hopefully not so thin princess

      • anonymous

        shrek

        • Duckyhoward15

          They made it in a look like she was in her ugly look when she wasn’t thin

          • anonymous

            she felt ashamed but that was the point. she was actually ‘beautiful’

          • Duckyhoward15

            Yeah but when she turned normal she was thin like all the other princesses and this is my point

    • Godney

      There is not even a latina princess yet…

      • Queen Amanda Bynes

        Wow this is ridiculous, Disney needs to get one it. After princess and the frog you would think they would get more diversity butyl their next movies had white blond leads. I understand rapunzel , but frozen too?

        • Godney

          Yeah… it sucks… i’ve read post on tumblr saying “oh but snow white is not 100% white.. or rapunzel is not 100% white, its not good for the story, the place where the story is place is mainly white” etc etc etc. and thats all bullshit!.

          Disney had change their stories from the original books so much that they can make a latina princess or a non white princess if they want to.

          Use a child story for make a latina princess… there are many!

      • in jesus name i pray amen

        I think Aladdin was supposed to appease the ‘ethnic’ communities lol… Oh DISNEY.

        • Godney

          i guess?… but he is not even close to be latino. at all.

  • I’m disabled and I think this in a way is kinda disrespectful lol we don’t go around asking ” do you still like us” we are normal people yeah maybe we can do everything anyone else can do but we try

    • Asdf

      I think the execution was poor, but I can see a kindergartener feeling less excluded by seeing a Disney princess she can identify with.

    • Godney

      Yeah, i felt that part kinda rude…

    • in jesus name i pray amen

      I honestly think disabled people are the strongest people out there. I am so ungrateful for the life that I live and I have nothing wrong with me. Go you, keep strong! I really do admire your strength bb :)

      I think at a certain age, this attempt in trying to appease the disabled community loses it’s touch because you REALIZE that the intention is… just that. It’s like when a fat person feels self conscious and knows they look fat, and someone just tells them — you dont look fat — and they know theyre just telling them that bc theyre trying to be nice to them. idk if that makes sense… but in my head it does lol ja feel?

  • laura

    I think it is a good idea but at the same time, those disney princesses are supposed to live a few 100 (maybe more?) years ago and if you had a handicap back then, you’d be neglected… If they work it out, it can be good but I don’t really see it tbh. I mean, how are you going to make it fairytale-ish? I think that person didn’t really think this through.

  • anonymous

    http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Gabriella

    Gabriella is a deaf Latina mermaid who uses only sign language and dreams of becoming a singer. Gabriella’s sign language is translated by her octopus friend Ollie. She is based on a real person who was a fan of the show and died during its first season

    • in jesus name i pray amen

      this actually does make me feel better about Disney :)

  • Godney

    I like the idea… but it seems all too much.
    Where is a fat princess? or a blind princess? Where is a latina princess?, where is the down syndrome princess? there could be so many in this and they just didnt push it far enough… still great idea.

    • Queen Amanda Bynes

      Isn’t there a fairy tale about a girl who is blind? Or was rapunzel blinded

      • Godney

        i dont know… but it sure didnt make it into disney

  • Queen Amanda Bynes

    Half of these movies where made over 60 years ago and the reason why none of the leads are handicap is because they were based of if books / stories where the characters were not handicap.

    • in jesus name i pray amen

      oh this is also true! valid point

  • in jesus name i pray amen

    I just think his art is the jankiest shit ever. Like many others said in the post, I get the point but the execution was god awful. I dont think disabled people want to FEEL different, which is what I imagine this artwork makes them feel like. I think they want to feel as normal as possible and still beautiful, despite their differences. I think that this artwork really HIGHLIGHTED their differences.

    ALSO…I cant tell if his artistic style is poor, or if he was intentionally trying to make them look lifeless & broken. The pupils are cut out, the lines are so jagged… It look like it was made on paint or some serious amateur photoshop illustrator via pen tool vertex art.

  • Wtf

    There will NEVER be a princess for every. single. thing. You people think of! Yall keep whining about the fact that’s there’s not a Latina princess and I don’t even know WHAT anymore?! I’m sorry, who gives a fuck? No offense, but, you don’t hear me whining because there isn’t a VIETNAMESE princess….. Jesus Christ. The guy makes a fair point, little kids who are disabled should have some cartoons to watch and relate to the characters so that they can learn to accept themselves…

  • boystan

    y’all asking for too much

  • boystan

    i do like the idea of a latina princess tho yASS