Disney Princesses and the Nose Controversy

A recent TikTok video has caused quite a stir among former Disney fans. The video, which has been viewed over 5.3 million times and counting, sheds light on a concerning issue – the unrealistic depiction of Disney princesses’ noses. Content creator Gangbanger_O shared images of popular princesses like Ariel, Moana, Elsa, Belle, Aurora, and Snow White, all of whom have tiny, upturned noses that are far from realistic.

The video then showcases villains created by Disney, such as Jafar, Maleficent, Ursula, Clayton, and Mother Gothel, who all have larger, more defined noses. This stark contrast between the princesses and the villains raises questions about the standards of beauty conveyed by these characters.

Set to the song “Remember You” by Adventure Time, the video taps into an important concern. “Marceline, is it just you and me in the wreckage of the world? That must be so confusing for a little girl.” These lyrics resonate with the idea that young girls may be influenced by these unrealistic beauty standards.

Another video, created by Robin Reaction, delves further into the issue, amassing over 5.1 million views. TikTok, known for its massive reach, has allowed these videos to gain significant traction.

In their video, Robin Reaction addresses the burning question, “How much nose is a Disney princess allowed to have?” The answer, it seems, depends on when the princess was drawn, and sadly, in most cases, it’s not much.

The video goes on to explain, “Going back to the earliest princesses, we can see that their noses consist of a hint of a nostril and a slight curve, depending on the angle. This is in stark contrast to how the women in these movies, particularly the villains, are depicted as evil and therefore described as ‘ugly.’ A simple way to identify an evil or undesirable woman is to check if she has a nose that actually resembles a nose.”

It’s evident that many Disney fans are disturbed by the consistent portrayal of princesses with small noses, while the villains are given more realistic-looking noses. The lack of realistic nose features is seen across various decades, including the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. Even when non-white princesses like Pocahontas, Mulan, and Tiana were introduced, they too received the same lack of nose treatment.

With the introduction of 3D animation, Disney had to find ways to minimize the space occupied by noses. Ironically, the company has proven capable of drawing characters, particularly men, with well-defined noses. It seems that Disney consciously chooses to keep their female characters within a narrow definition of beauty.

This controversial discrepancy becomes even more apparent when compared to the more realistic noses featured on male characters in Disney movies. This skewed depiction of beauty can mislead young girls about what is considered normal for human bodies.

Overall, these TikTok videos have shed light on an issue that resonates strongly with former Disney fans. The unrealistic depiction of Disney princesses’ noses sends a confusing message to young girls about their bodies, and it is essential for the entertainment company to address and rectify this concern.