The Internet has spoken out about their views regarding a male princess in a Disney television show.
Growing up watching Disney TV shows and movies, there’s an unspoken expectation that the princess character is of the female gender and the male character is always the hero or prince or king.
But that ‘norm’ has completely changed this year with a male character on Disney XD’s ‘Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil’ TV show. The male character is breaking down the gender stereotypes with the message that any boy can be a princess too!
If you have never heard of ‘Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil’, the TV show is about a female princess, Star Butterfly, who is given a magic wand. Yet she can’t quite handle the responsibility of the wand and its magic, so her parents send her to Earth to learn how to become more responsible by living with a family with the last name of Diaz.
While with the Diaz family, she becomes friends with their teen son, Marco. Star Butterfly and Marco Diaz take down the villains of their school and world in the hopes of protecting the magic wand.
The show actually premiered in early 2015 and now, two years later, the show has added some new details to Marco’s character.
In a recent episode, Marco is dressed up as a princess, who then announces to a crowd of other princesses that he’s actually a boy.
“I have to tell you the truth. I, Princess Marco Turdina, am a boy!”
But before the crowd could react, the evil schoolmaster, Miss Heinous, appears out of nowhere and accuses Princess Turdina of being a fraud.
She pulls down on Princess Turdina’s dress, revealing a single chest hair. The crowd gasped and questioned what they were seeing.
“Turdina isn’t a princess, she’s a boy!”
Princesses from the crowd screamed out in defense of Turdina: “Whatever! That doesn’t prove anything. Princesses can be hairy!” and “Yea! We believe in you, Turdina!”
Turdina made the announcement a second time, revealing who he was underneath the dress: “I lied to you. I’m a boy!”
“Why does it matter if he’s a boy? Nothing he said was wrong! He can be a princess if he wants to!”
However, once the Internet got word of the male princess, their opinions seemed to be all over the place.
Some people were supportive of the male princess…
After months (years? centuries?) of being relentlessly besieged by monsters and toxic masculinity, Disney just gave us exactly what we need (and what our kids need): the first "boy princess" — complete with a single curly chest hair https://t.co/itczFm3XCp— Noah Michelson (@noahmichelson) November 22, 2017
Others were not fans of the ‘New Disney’…
What kind of sick, twisted, messed-up world do we live in now? @Disney of all people???? https://t.co/8nmxBD3aDq— GXC 🇺🇸 (@ConervativeGenX) November 30, 2017
While people can agree to disagree on this topic and TV show, this male princess has created an important discussion for not only parents but children as well!
You can watch the clip from the show here.