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Voodoo vs. magic/witchs casting spells.....I'm talking disney movies here:)

We were in disney 2 weeks ago for a family vacation. We were standing in line to meet tinkerbell and her new sister, Periwinkle.
The woman in front of us just started to talk to us. Just about disney and stuff. We were telling her the princesses we had seen and gotten pictures with, as was she.
THEN, we told her right around the corner was princess Tiana.
She said, "oh no, we don't do her....with all the voodoo and stuff." (Princess and the frog movie. Based in New Orleans and the "shadow man" who casts a voodoo spell on the prince)

I was dumbfounded. Here we are standing in line for fairies, who sprinkle fairy dust to fly and make magic happen. As well as discussing all the other princesses in disney....ya know the one's with witchs' standing over their brews or talking to their magic mirrors to cast spells.

So, what the hell is the difference??? How is "voodoo" bad, but the other magic is not???

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sahmamax2

Asked by sahmamax2 at 7:37 PM on Nov. 26, 2012 in Religious Debate

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  • i think it goes back to the "voodoo is real" idea. they're too ignorant or stupid to realize that all magic is real to someone. or maybe they are racists and its more socially acceptable to say "voodoo is against my beliefs" than it is to say "ew she's a black princess!"

    and im sorry but the voodoo scenes in Princess & the Frog are in no way scarier than Maleficent's magic in the final fight scene of Sleeping Beauty. or the Scar death scene in Lion King or the stampede Mufasa death scene. if you introduce a show to a child and say "this is scary" they are going to be scared.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 9:36 PM on Nov. 26, 2012

  • I think it all comes down to people do what their church tells them without putting any thought behind it. If they did the research themselves, they'd either forbid it all or accept it all as fantasy, just like the people who freak out and scream that yoga is unchristian, but let their kids go to karate. Yoga is Indian, Karate is Chinese, both can have a spiritual component, but you aren't worshipping anything by doing either of them.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:15 PM on Nov. 26, 2012

  • Honestly, I'm just posting because that's too funny. It's people like that who ban Harry Potter because of the witchcraft. Nevermind that it's an allegory for Jesus.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 7:51 PM on Nov. 26, 2012

  • Idk... but I'm not buying the "voodoo is real" bullshit excuse. Honestly, the magic (voodoo) of the shadow man is no different than that of the Queen in Snow White or the magic in any of those other movies. Princess Tiana isn't the one practicing voodoo just like Snow White isn't the one casting evil spells. Sounds to me like the lady is a few fries short of a Happy Meal....
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 11:36 PM on Nov. 26, 2012

  • Because some people think voodoo is real. Or at least that is my guess
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 7:42 PM on Nov. 26, 2012

  • Bambi's mom. Just sayin.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:09 PM on Nov. 26, 2012

  • Keeping in mind as well, that there is very deep rooted bigotry in the US... I *shouldn't* need to say more than that.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 6:37 AM on Nov. 27, 2012

  • I'm thinking fairy magic is pretty homogenized. Voodoo is dark, to some.

    I will tell you that this same thought occurred to me when the complaints about the Voodoo in the film first started lighting up the interwebs
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 7:43 PM on Nov. 26, 2012

  • Hahahaha, oh boy. She's a winner! Maybe it's a good idea, if she's too stupid to be able to explain that the movie is a cartoon and make belive then it's probably a good idea she not let her kids watch it. People like that crack me up.
    LadybugTash

    Answer by LadybugTash at 11:10 PM on Nov. 26, 2012

  • 'and im sorry but the voodoo scenes in Princess & the Frog are in no way scarier than Maleficent's magic in the final fight scene of Sleeping Beauty. or the Scar death scene in Lion King or the stampede Mufasa death scene. if you introduce a show to a child and say "this is scary" they are going to be scared.'


    Jaffar (sp?) in Aladdin comes to mind too. He was an evil sorcerer, and I don't remember any fuss about that.
    mommy_jules

    Answer by mommy_jules at 3:47 PM on Nov. 27, 2012

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