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One third of Brits would be uncomfortable with LGBT Disney princess

Disney has faced criticism over its lack of diversity

By Steve Brown

One third of Brits would be uncomfortable with a lesbian Disney princess.

The film conglomerate is renowned for its princess franchise which includes the likes of Ariel, Jasmine, Cinderella, Snow White and the studio has faced criticism for its lack of diversity.

Although it was reported that the first openly gay character was in the 2017 live action remake of Beauty and the Beast, it was very much downplayed to the point where you miss it if you blink.

And with the 2013 smash hit Frozen, many fans hope to see Queen Elsa have a female love interest in the upcoming sequel.

Elsa – who was voiced by Idina Menzel – became an LGBT+ icon through her struggle to accept herself until the end of the movie.

However, in a new recent poll by YouGov, it found that around 34 per cent of Brits would be uncomfortable with having an out and proud Disney princess.

The survey, which revealed the different attitudes between age groups, also found that 67 per cent of those polled aged between 18 to 24 said they were happy with the idea of a gay princess.

Whereas 25 per cent of 65 or older revealed they wouldn’t. It also found that nearly half of Brits were comfortable with such a move compared to the 17 per cent who admitted they didn’t know.

More than half (53 per cent) also said they would like to see a feminist princess.

Although it would be great to see an LGBT+ princess, we cannot see that a conglomerate like Disney would do this in case it jeopardised the selling of merchandise.