Plastic Surgery on Disney Princesses?
A recent advertisement has come under fire for portraying one of the classic Disney Princesses as having had plastic surgery.
The advertisement, created by a plastic surgery group in Venezuela, shows The Little Mermaid with a full-on plastic surgery make over. It seems that Ariel has undergone breast augmentation, some form of lip enhancement, and possibly a blepharoplasty. The advertisement is part of an ad campaign called “We Make Fairy Tales Come True” and it shows Ariel swimming up to a plastic surgeon, laying on an operating table under a blanket, and then re-emerging with not only a new face but a new pair of legs to go with it.
Many have long criticized Disney and other cartoon animators for drawing women with tiny waist lines and impossibly long legs. Barbie, the popular toy, is also scolded for the proportions the doll has (you can see what a life size Barbie would look like The Scary Reality of a Real-Life Barbie Dollshere).So the question remains, if we criticized these companies for not portraying women correctly, what then is the sentiment among chidlren when these “too beautiful to be true” Princesses now need plastic surgery?
Choosing to undergo plastic surgery should be made my consenting adults. Granted, there are times when children under 18 can be considered candidates for plastic surgery, but to market and advertise to them outright is a step in the wrong direction.