Disney is gearing up for the release of Peter Pan and Wendy. While most of the audience was eager and excited to get a glimpse of what this new movie would look like, many have raised concerns about the film. The internet is now throwing jabs at the studio for portraying Tinker Bell as a person of color.

The casting of Tinker Bell as a black woman in the upcoming “Peter Pan & Wendy” has drawn criticism from several places. They believe it was a mistake to make her a person of color. As the movie’s trailer was released, Twitter was flooded with hundreds of comments over the matter.

Disney dropped the trailer for the live-action film Tuesday. Fans got a first glimpse of Yara Shahidi as everyone’s favorite pixie. However, many were complaining about the switch-up, saying it feels like the company’s more interested in image than inclusivity.

One person wrote, “Disney loves to race swap these days instead of creating original and new characters that are POC.” Another complained, saying Disney’s more focused on race-swapping original characters as opposed to putting in the time to make a new product with a more diverse cast. Others say Tinker Bell has always been known as a white girl with blonde hair and blue eyes and diverting from the original material isn’t right.


This is not the first time Disney has faced backlash over their casting for the movies. Disney recently made this same move with “The Little Mermaid” casting Halle Bailey as Ariel. People were also disappointed and questioned the studio’s thinking on casting people of color for specific roles.

Amid all the backlash, we really think that the movie will do well as it will sit well with younger audiences. Even though the adults might have opinions on the portrayal of the characters, the kids will hardly lose sleep on that.

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Anirban Biswas

Anirban Biswas has been writing for Thirsty For News since 2021 and has been covering various topics such as entertainment, music, and pop culture. In his free time, Anirban enjoys playing guitar, composing music and exploring new places.

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