Disney is taking a lot of heat for redesigning Merida, the heroine from their movie Brave.
The redesign came with Disney crowning Merida as a princess. Experts are saying that the message Disney is sending is that Merida was not good enough to be a princess until she had a makeover. Thus effecting young girls' self esteem.
Personally, I think it starts at home. If you teach your child to value themselves, then they will, regardless of what the outside world thinks.
What do you think about Disney's decision to 'upgrade' her look?
Do you think wanting to make something or someone prettier can effect young girls' self esteem?