Stereotypes in Aladdin

Disney’s Aladdin features many stereotypes, such as a culturally appropriated Middle East, man-dependent women, and class ideals. While these stereotypes aren’t as noticeable as the ones in earlier Disney films, they’re still present and could potentially create a dominant narrative about these groups.

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    I agree, as well. Disney may have attempted to make Aladdin a more politically correct film, but despite its stereotypes not being as visible as in the preceding Disney movies, they are certainly present. I thought the way that villain Arab characters were designed seemed intentionally exaggerated to contrast with the Caucasian-looking heroes/protagonists (Aladdin and Jasmine).


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