Teenager Petitions for Plus-Size Disney Princesses: Every Body is Beautiful!

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Should there be a plus-size Barbie?

That was a hotly debated question posed on Facebook last month - and now Jewel Moore is hoping to stir up more online chatter.

The teenager from Farmville, Virginia has created a petition at Change.org that is titled "Make Plus-Size Princesses in Disney Movies!" 

What was this young woman's motivation?

"I made this petition because I'm a plus-size young woman, and I know many plus-size girls and women who struggle with confidence and need a positive plus-size character in the media," she writes on the page, adding:

"Studies show that a child's confidence correlates greatly with how much representation they have in the media. It's extremely difficult to find a positive representation of plus-size females in the media." 

That's for sure. Especially when the media considers this to be an example of plus-size.

Plus-Size Disney Princess Petition

Over 11,000 people have signed the petition, which Moore wraps up with hope for a more realistic image for to which countless young girls - who don't feel they fit the Disney princess standard - can aspire.

"It would be revolutionary for Disney to show support to a group of girls who are otherwise horrendously bullied by the media. It would make many young girls feel confident and worthy to see a strong character that looks like them." 

What do YOU think? Should Disney create a plus-size princess?

 

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I say have one slightly overweight princess, for those who are naturally that way, but an physically unhealthy princess is an awful idea. I think if there were a plus size princess, there would also need to be a skinny princess for people who are naturally that way too. And I don't mean skinny waist with boobs. I mean zip boobs, and a little to thin to be sexy. Give her the body of an eight year old boy im not pushing anorexia, but if we do one extremity, we must do the other to make it fair.

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I think that is a horrible idea I speak as one that was extremely over weight at 5 foot I was 230 and I am glad the world didn't cater to my fatness I was unhealthy I wouldn't have wanted to see that everywhere it would have made me feel content and OK with being fat our country is a laughing stock the waistline of the average US citizen is expanding its a horrible problem and those should be ashamed that they would want a band aide solution such as a plus sized princess instead of good eating habits other countries don't have this problem why is that please put down the junk food and choose to live a longer healthier life Disney princess's should look realistic that's all eat good be active love yourself and don't base that view on what you see parents should be teaching you your beautiful not some Disney fairytale princess

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It doesn't teach that being overweight is ok it teaches that no matter what body type you are you can still be beautiful and be a princess and love yourself

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Sure sweetie, eat whatever you like. Fat is beautiful, and maybe you'll even get to die from diabetes at age 23. Good plan!
These plus sized dolls are teaching our kids that being unhealthy and fat is ok. It's not !
If your fat and insecure , do something about it! Hit the gym . Stopping trying to change the world, change yourself .

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Sure sweetie, eat whatever you like. Fat is beautiful, and maybe you'll even get to die from diabetes at age 23. Good plan!
These plus sized dolls are teaching our kids that being unhealthy and fat is ok. It's not !
If your fat and insecure , do something about it! Hit the gym . Stopping trying to change the world, change yourself .

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Being over weight is not beautiful or healthy! If the chunk-a-monks are uncomfortable w them selfs.... FIX IT! hit the gym.
Instead of expecting the world to change, change your selfs !
Fat barbies are you kidding?! We should not be teaching our kids that being over weight is ok. It's not. It's unhealthy and by creating these "plus sized dolls" we are saying. Sure go ahead sweetie eat mcdonalds all day , being fat is beautiful and you'll die at age 23 from diabetes. Great plan.

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Being over weight is unhealthy, why should we teach our kids that it's ok? It's not.
All the chunky people agreeing w this should maybe hit the gym and teach our kids about the healthy thing to do.
Fat is not beautiful of good for you. stop being lazy And expecting the world to change, change your selfs.

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Girls should not be encouraged to resemble "plus sized" princess. Weight is a big problem in our country, and being on the bigger side isn't something that you can't control. Disney should make healthy princesses to encourage the next generation to be healthy and stay active. Though I do agree they should make them a slight bit wider, because being underweight is just as bad as being over, and both are something you can control. But I don't think making an overweight princess is a good idea.

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I totally think they should! I would at least like a curvier princess if nothing else! Little girls need to see that there's more than one body size. It will help them feel more comfortable about who they are. Society has set a ridiculous expectation. It would be nice to see a "plump" princess.

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