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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  • Comment number 40. Posted by LozPad

    2 Apr 2019 17:31
    they look really cool in glasses
  • Comment number 39. Posted by U17526030

    24 Feb 2019 18:03
    I wear glasses now but only last year I wore contacts because I thought that looked silly but now I feel confident in wearing them.

  • Comment number 38. Posted by magical unicorn happiness

    20 Feb 2019 19:56
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  • Comment number 37. Posted by Shiny silver flute

    20 Feb 2019 12:12
    I wear glasses and they aren't geeky or nerdy, they're pretty cool to wear!
    I agree with Lowri. More Disney princesses should wear glasses because we are all different.
  • Comment number 36. Posted by funny unicorn331

    19 Feb 2019 11:06
    I think more Disney princesses should wear glasses because we al are unique in are own ways it is important to stand out sometimes.
    Why are all the emojis with glasses represents a nerd or a teacher it needs to be changed
    ! ! ! !
  • Comment number 35. Posted by U17528883

    18 Feb 2019 19:51
    I wear glasses and i think that they are not geek but cool!
  • Comment number 34. Posted by magical unicorn happiness

    18 Feb 2019 18:38
    I think so as well they are barely any Asian or black princesses they are also none that have disabilities or with illnesses or any lesbian /gay its like they’re hiding us from the real world
  • Comment number 33. Posted by U17465087

    18 Feb 2019 18:13
    I don't wear glasses, but I do see Lowri's point of view. We are all different, unique and equal, so why shouldn't princesses or any other TV or movie characters wear them?
  • Comment number 32. Posted by U17528609

    18 Feb 2019 17:26
    I wear glasses! I support you in your campaign, Lowri!
  • Comment number 31. Posted by U17434504

    18 Feb 2019 16:50
    i think she is right