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Disney portrayed Tiger Lily as a brown Indian.
Her chief father was obviously a redskin
while Peter Pan was white in 1957.
At issue is a movie in the making that features a white actress playing the role of an Indian princess.
Little Native American girls, their argument goes, deserve their own role models. And so a petition has been launched signed mostly (we're only guessing) by guilt-ridden white people.
Skin color, they insist, is no different than hair color - but only when it advances their agenda.
In this scenario it doesn't advance their agenda, hence the hissy fit.
The movie is called Pan and it's yet another effort for Hollywood to cash in on the classic Peter Pan character.
The role in question is Tiger Lily. Described as an Indian Princess, she is a member of a tribe that lives in Neverland. The character is logically presumed to reflect American Indians.
Tiger Lily was introduced in the original 1904 play and, in spite of the fact that the name 'Tiger Lily' reflects East Asian culture (there are no tigers native to the Americas), she was presented in the 1907 Oliver Herford illustration as an American Indian. Disney reinforced that assumption with a 1957 animation portraying the character, her father, and fellow tribesmen as Indians.
The problem is that the actress playing Tiger Lily is Caucasian. And so the row began.
Hollywood has a long history of swapping the established race of original characters.
Radio's Amos and Andy were "black-faced" (or black-voiced) white actors, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, playing the roles of two black males. Charlie Chan was played by a Swedish-American white guy Warner Oland in the 1930s. More recently Johnny Depp donned a dead bird, war paint, Indian garb, and weird speech patterns to fill the Tonto role in The Lone Ranger displacing the popular image established by Jay Silverheels.
Heimdall, a well established white god, was portrayed in the movie Thor by a black actor Idris Elba to the chagrin of comic book purists. Elba, not wanting to be known as the black Bond, turned down a role to be the first black 007. Will Smith dressed up as Jim West in The Wild, Wild West. Smith assumed other traditionally white characters with no outcry from liberals worried sick that little white boys were losing role models.
Rooney Mara playing the part of an Indian princess?
Initially there appears to be inconsistency cultural Marxism.
There is no inconsistency. Cultural Marxism is quite consistent in its effort to victimize the proletariat in its effort to destroy the privileged class of nobility which, in their mind, translates into white people.
While consistent, cultural Marxism is both delusional and hypocritical.
Peter Pan is a character conceived by white playwright and novelists J. M. Barrie.
The stage play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up was produced in 1904 and published as the novel Peter and Wendy in 1911.
Barrie was a native of Scotland.
Pan is slated for release on July 17, 2015.
Mara, it turns out, is part Indian.
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