She's not an "it"!
- Apr 9, 2007
I get that the FILM is problematic, but why can't Kingdom Hearts be an opportunity for Disney to fix things? I mean, for starters KH only ever has 1 female Disney party member in each game (KH1 - Ariel, KH2 - Mulan, KH3 - Rapunzel), so having Pocahontas as a party member would be great to add to the diversity of the party members (granted that there is another female Disney party member in the game as well). Next, there's only been one POC party member in all of KH - Aladdin. Why deny Pocahontas and Native Americans representation in a vastly popular video game just because the film's plot was problematic?You don't have to see or understand why it's offensive, but listen to those it offends, Native Americans. If there's a constant in US history, is the continuous and blatant exploitation of Native Americans. Disney wanted those woke bucks and dipped their fingers into a sensitive topic by it making historically inaccurate. And yes, you are completely right that they still market her, but don't think that people are ok with that.
I loved Pocahontas growing up, I thought it was a beautiful movie, but this movie whitewashes history to appeal a mass audience and I don't vibe with that.
In my eyes, it's the plot of the film that is the issue. Kingdom Hearts can easily be a medium where the film's plot is dumped, but the character of Pocahontas is used better - a "do over" in a sense. If they just use Pocahontas, Meeko, Flit, and Grandmother Willow with an original plot set years before the film - what would be wrong with that? Or even if they don't have a world for Pocahontas, could she be a princess of heart and at least appear?