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Aladdin is Disney's.

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Aladdin as Apolitical Orientalist Fantasy
In which I concede the 1992 movie Aladdin does contain racism (whether that racism is intended or unintended, I have no idea, and I'm not trying to guess the creators' intent) but is not imperialist, and does not impose modernization theory. The racism is contained in the shape of the nose--bulbous noses found only on antagonists, rather than the complexion of the characters, since they are all brown and readable as nonwhite. As for the brutality, there is also racism because the merchants, guards, and the prince have violent qualities, and there is no nonviolent townsperson except for the children, so it's easy to see that uninformed western viewers would get the wrong idea about Arabs if they didn't know any Arabs or Middle Eastern people.

I remain adamant that Aladdin being read as sexist requires the imposition of a 'good' girl female sexuality re: Jasmine. It's also the first Disney movie to sexualize the male protagonist, the second to sexualize the male villain, and the first to make the male villain like a villainess: the Disney villainesses are the most threatening and respected of the Disney villains. Jafar and also the Genie make Aladdin the best Disney Renaissance movie for gender variance and reading of different sexualities. The Little Mermaid is the best for gender identity.

Is Aladdin flawed because of the elements of racism? Definitely. Is Aladdin in the same league as those movies that depict real-life, modern-day Arabs and monolithically label them as terrorists? Hell, no. It's more likely that western audiences would develop negative associations with real-life Middle Easterners by watching Aladdin if they had those negative preconceptions to begin with. And even though Aladdin, with his American accent is more like an Arab who was educated in the US and lost his accent, is still brown. Aladdin is entirely a story of brown characters, brown heroes, brown sidekicks, brown antagonists, brown villain. There's no stark color difference like in The Lion King, with Mufasa, Simba on one side and Scar and the hyenas on the other. I'm not saying that Aladdin not having a protagonist-antagonist color binary renders its antagonists' nose shapes or violent townspeople less indicative of racism. Aladdin is a flawed movie, and I can understand why people would find it so offensive as to be unwatchable. I guess in my case, it mattered more that Aladdin's a movie with brown characters who are in control of their own lives. But, that's just my perspective.
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Jafar did not want Jasmine to kiss him
Aladdin is Disney's.

Don't believe me, pause the video right before the kiss.
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