Skip to comments.Yara Shahidi Is Set To Become The First Black Tinkerbell, And I Can't Stop Smiling
Posted on 09/27/2020 3:30:25 PM PDT by EdnaMode
You know Yara Shahidi. Black-ish actor, fashion icon, passionate activist, and inspiration to us all.
Well now, the 20-year-old is out here changing the game. Yara Shahidi was just cast as the first Black Tinkerbell ever!!
The film, called Peter Pan and Wendy, will star Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson as the titular characters. And Jude Law will be playing Captain Hook!
In a recent Instagram post, she made the announcement by sharing some gorgeous artwork (by @alexcollectsofficial) portraying her as Tinkerbell.
"Thank you for all of the love," the Grown-ish actor said in the caption. "It truly means so much to me. Im excited for this next adventure!"
Blessing us with Yara as Tinkerbell is Disney's latest move to increase diversity in live-action films. You might remember that Halle Bailey was cast as Ariel in an upcoming remake of The Little Mermaid. Let's hope this trend continues!
(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...
-An all-black cast
-A previously white character (often a red head) played by a black actor
-100% of the writers, producers, director and cast having the exact same political views
Man, they should go down to Montrose in Houston.
Plenty of black Tinkerbells.
I thought Barack Obama was the first black Tinkerbell. At least the first famous one!
diversity is a dog whistle for anti-white racism.
How awfully White of them.
Isn’t this cultural appropriation?
Does this Tinkerbell absorb light and sprinkle coal dust?
Howd she beat out Gillum?
That will work as well as black Wizard of Oz.
Considering the high mortality rate of inner city ‘yufs’,
the Pan song, ‘I’ll Never Grow Up’, has poignant meaning.
Pandering. But then, isn’t Mickey and Minnie mouse black?
I thought Michael Jackson was the first black Tinkerbell, but then he became a white woman.
Will the alligator be black?
Of course. White people are the Bad Guys. Everybody knows that.
Peter Pandering. Probably another Andrew Gillum joke in there.
West Hollyweird is loaded with black tinkerbells. Bars there don’t even need doors, they can just flutter in and out of open windows.
I briefly worked with a young woman in Wisconsin who looked exactly like Tinkerbell, with the same color hair, facial features, build, voice, etc.
I have never seen such a likeness of a cartoon character like her ever again. Its something you never expect to run into.
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