Uproar in US over Disney's first 'Latina princess'
LOS ANGELES, California (AFP) - Once upon a time a major United States (US) animation studio crowned a character who was billed its first Latina princess.
Then out came the big bad critics, and Disney ran away.
Some fans were pleased that Sofia the First could have a Latina lead - after all, the European, African American, Arab, Asian, Native American and Mermaid communities already have Disney princesses to call their own.
But when footage emerged, a row erupted. Sofia's skin is snow white and her eyes blue. Could she really represent Latin America? Disney is now backpedaling furiously, insisting she was never meant to be Hispanic after all.