Disney: Girl asks why movie princesses never wear glasses

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Disney princesses: The girl campaigning to let Disney princesses wear glasses

Have you ever dreamed of being a Disney princess?

A super-fan has written to the boss of Disney to ask why Disney princesses don't wear glasses.

Lowri, who's nine and has worn glasses all of her life, thinks Disney characters with glasses are often seen as geeky instead of beautiful.

She doesn't want girls who wear glasses to feel as though they aren't beautiful and has asked for the next Disney princess to wear specs.

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None of these Disney princesses have glasses

In her letter to Disney's big boss, Robert Iger, she said: "I've grown up watching Disney princesses and I've always admired them and thought they were beautiful. Unfortunately none of the princesses wear glasses and that made me feel as though I'm not beautiful enough.

"Please may you make a Disney princess with glasses? I feel like there's lots of girls who wear glasses and I don't want them to feel like I did.

"Sadly, most of the characters who wear glasses are called geeks and I don't think that's fair."

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In response to Lowri, a Disney spokesperson said: "Disney holds a special place in the hearts of millions of people...our stories are timeless because they speak to the heart.

"Disney remains committed to continuing to create characters that are accessible and relatable to all children."

In recent years, many lead characters in Disney films have had glasses, including Storm Reid as Meg Murry in A Wrinkle in Time, Sadness from Inside Out, Carl Fredricksen in Up, and Edna Mode in The Incredibles 1 & 2.

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Storm Reid played the role of Meg Murray in A Wrinkle in Time, which hit our cinema screens in 2018

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