You know what would happen to an average Joe Soap like myself if I stopped doing my job properly? I would get fired and kicked out to the curb. So now I ask how Jen Yamato from The Daily Beast still has a job? This is a clear indication of what happens when you as a journalist, are more interested in pushing identity politics and feminism down your reader’s throats, instead of presenting people with a factual article. So where to start with this train smash of an article, well lets start from the top: “So while white nationalists find a foothold in the administration of an admitted pussy-grabbing president-elect, Moana offers a marvelous respite: It’s both a satisfying traditional Disney narrative and the most progressive film in the studio’s 93-year history, one with a fierce, noble, and confident POC at its center: a princess of color.”
So I am guessing Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana in The Princess and the Frog, Lilo from Lilo & Stitch and Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame does not count as POC in Disney movies who also share the fierce, noble and confident traits just like Moana? But I am guessing you are way too busy playing politics and pushing agenda’s to even remember them right? Some of them were doing it 15-20 years before Moana even showed up. So no it isn’t/wasn’t the most “progressive” animated movie in Disney’s 93 years. Also technically Moana is not a princess but the daughter of a chieftain, and since it is a gender neutral term once she grows up she will become chief of her tribe. Which is a pretty far cry from being a princess, but hey who cares about technicalities and facts right?