- Disney Princesses gets dressed in Filipino costumes for the Buwan ng Wika
- Filipino inspired Disney Princesses get mixed reactions from the Netizens
Have you ever seen your favorite Disney princesses Belle, Pocahontas, Jasmine, and Ariel in traditional Filipino costumes? Well, brace yourselves for this innovative idea of Edward Neibart III, a Filipino artist.
How would you react if you see one? Would you appreciate what you will see?
He created a whole new look for these Disney princesses for the celebration last month of the Buwan ng Wika. Their clothes along with the color of their hair were also made to appear as what you may say as very Filipino. No red or blond hairs for these princesses.
As Edward Neibart III told ABS CBN News, he chose to make the princesses look Pinoy because he feels that the Filipinos are very underrepresented in Disney movies. He further said that since the Filipinos now have a bigger role worldwide, he chose to make this representation of the Filipino costumes.
Meanwhile, the netizens gave mixed reactions; One “Edwardo Todd’ said that the representation of the Ifugao on Pocahontas was imprecise. He specifically mentioned some details like the jewelries, the Ifugaos being usually colourful and seldom had tattoos.
Edward, politely explained to his commenter that he doesn’t have any intention to offend and that he just got his idea from the internet.
Some other photos got different reactions from the netizens; constructive criticisms and discussion regarding the cultural representation on the princesses.
There were also some witty reactions; one commenter saying that the beast of Belle would probably be a kapre.
A commenter argued that the Filipino culture had already been represented by numerous fictional women.
Everyone has their own opinion and maybe, there would be no right or wrong comment of observation as it all boils to one point; it really depends on each individual’s personal preference.
All photos courtesy of Neibert’s art FB, check out his Facebook page (@artofedwardneibert).
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