In a nutshell: Disney has a new beauty line of cosmetics with MAC Cosmetics called Venomous Villains, featuring make-up inspired by classic Disney female villains such a Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians) and Maleficient (Sleeping Beauty). My rant is what they’ve done to my favorite of the female villains, Ursula the Sea Witch (The Little Mermaid).
In some sick stroke of insipid marketing they gave my girl some serious celluloid liposuction just so she can shell out sea shell eye shadow? C’mon Disney – really? Really!?!
Ursula was a mature ass.
Ursula was a glam ass.
Ursula was a bad ass.
Ursula was a fat ass.
Ursula was a mature, glam, fat ass and an unapologetic bad-ass vamp to boot! Don’t believe/remember that? Check this thick chick out here…
Tell me this does not scream “I’m sexy and I know it!”
Above is the Ursula millions of little girls (and the women who had to sit through the movie with them), loved to loath to love. Not this…
Seriously, who is this female?
Had I seen this image out of context it likely would have taken me a full fifteen seconds to get that she is supposed to be Ursula.
So what is Disney is trying to say? That you’re only allowed to be a bad-ass and glam these days if you’re young and slim? This reboot is a slap in the face of all of us mature, bad-ass glamorous women, especially those of us who just happen to be fat.
The real ugliness of this is, had they left Ursula drawn as originally intended almost no one would have batted a false, rhinestone eyelash at her glam fatness. By changing her they’ve made a non-issue into one. If Ursula is worthy of being included in the Venomous Villains Beauty Line (and she damn sure is), then she should be worthy as originally drawn; not re-drawn and quartered.
Oooh, “re-drawn and quartered” … the perfect fit here.
To put it mildly, nothing wrong with the original. It’s getting hard to tell which witch is which!
Good grief! That’s terrible. Why would Disney do that?