Close your eyes and picture Cinderella. Yup. The Disney Princess with a shoe made out of glass. What does she look like?
If you said pretty, you’re right. And if you said blonde, you’re not alone–but you’re wrong. Yes, all the recent Disney Princess merchandise (which holy wow there’s a ton of!) depicts her with bright yellow blonde hair, but if you take a peek at the original Disney movie of Cinderella, girlfriend’s a certified red head!
Don’t believe me? Watch this remastered clip from the new DVD and Blu-Ray rerelease of Cinderella that came out yesterday:
If that hair isn’t pumpkin orange, well then, I’m blind. I watched Cinderella at least once a week when I was little, just because I loved that she was a red head like me (The Little Mermaid, with her less-realistic candy red hair, didn’t come out until I was in fifth grade). So what gives? Why did Cinderella effectively bleach her hair blonde to be part of the Disney Princess gang?I mean, Cinderella is one of the most beloved princesses in Disney history. Little girls everywhere look up to her. If she was still a red head, maybe there would be less ginger bashing in the world (have you heard about all the horrible bullying of red heads?!).
I don’t think it’s too late. The clock hasn’t struck midnight. Nothing is impossible. Cinderella should go back to her natural red head roots, and hold her head high. Being a red head isn’t something to hide, it’s something that makes you shine.
What do you think? Is Cinderella even more awesome as a blonde or should she go back to her natural red head hair color? Tell us in the comments!