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Brave Director Brenda Chapman Responds to Merida Coronation

Women and Hollywood By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood May 13, 2013 at 9:25AM

Brave Director Brenda Chapman Responds to Merida Coronation
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Last week we wondered what Brave writer and co-director Brenda Chapman would have to say when she heard about Merida getting the Disney princess makeover.

We suspected she's be pissed and we were right.

Here's a comment she put on the post over the weekend

I think it is atrocious!!! I'm all the way down in Santiago, Chile at a film festival, and this hits the fan while I am gone! It is outrageous! I've signed the petition and given Bob Iger a piece of my mind. Since I am no longer with the company, I'm sure they could care less what I think on the matter. But they have betrayed the essence of what we were trying to do with Merida - give young girls and women a better stronger role model. She's strong inside and out - she's not just a simpering pretty face waiting around for romance! She was created to turn that whole ideal on it's head! - Oh yeah... that's why I created her... they're just in it for the money... not the integrity. They don't care what message they send about women, as long as it makes them a buck.

Yep... that's what I have to say about it

Suffice it to say that other folks were pissed off too.  The petition against giving Merida the Disney makeover got over 108,000 signatures.  

This article is related to: Brenda Chapman, Brave