Cartoon Called Out For Its Racism After Having Character Turn From White To Black When She 'Loses Her Beauty'

July 25th 2019

When it comes to anti-Black racism in film and television, it can be found in the least expected places, including animated children's shows. A YouTube channel with content for children has become to subject of controversy for this very reason.

In a scene from the popular kids' content channel MyPinguTV’s Dina and the Prince Story, the titular character of Dinah becomes a fictional prince's object of affection. However, Dina is forbidden to speak to him because if she does, she loses her beauty. It appears that she doesn't heed the warning.

When we next see Dina encounter the Prince, her appearance has drastically changed. No longer a Caucasian woman, the character is depicted as no longer possessing her beauty and youth when she becomes a woman with Black skin and darker hair.

Users on social media have been quick to call out the racism:

Watch a snippet of the controversial scene below.

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Photo: YouTube

by Jordan Simon on July 25th 2019

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