Aladdin Live-Action Remake “Browns Up” White Extras

January 9, 2018

Disney’s Aladdin, apparent bane of my existence and the film company’s new live action remake, has been accused of “browning up” their white extras. Set in the fictional city of Agrabah (you know, somewhere oriental and exotic), where “brown” people dwell, Aladdin’s extras have been receiving extreme tans on set for what I can only … Read More

Aladdin Just Got Whiter

September 6, 2017

The creators of the live action Aladdin remake somehow managed to find a way to include a white person. Billy Magnussen, of Into the Woods, will be playing a new character, in the film. He is supposedly a prince who is rivaling Aladdin for Jasmine’s hand. This is not a character from the original animated film … Read More

New Aladdin, Same Racism

July 12, 2017

For most of my life, I saw myself akin to the characters in Disney’s Aladdin. I would dress up as Jasmine for primary school dress up days, and even until college thought of my own culture reflected in the imagery and cultural symbolism of Aladdin. As people of color our ethnicities and racial identities are … Read More