Princesses Face The Harsh Realities Of The Real World In “Disney Unhappily Ever After"

Tiana takes her mother to the colored waiting room.

For many of us who grew up watching Disney classics like Princess and the Frog, Mulan and Pocahontas, this is going to be slightly disturbing.

An artist on Reddit  grumpypunkcat re-imagined the stories of princesses from these fairy tales in the real world where harsh realities such as racism, sexism and disease can dangerously alter the happiest of endings.

The powerful photo series “Disney Unhappily Ever After” shows Mulan cannot save her country anymore because of the deadly, rising levels of smog in China. Ariel, the Little Mermaid, finds herself stuck in the middle of an oil spill – probably caused by a multinational oil and gas company.

Welcome to the real world princess.

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