Children's cartoon with a white character turning black as a & # 39; punishment to make her ugly & # 39; sparks while the makers are accused of & # 39; disgusting & # 39; racism
- Children's cartoon Dina and the Prince has been destroyed by social media users
- Features an angel named Dina who has changed from white to black as a & # 39; curse & # 39;
- The video has now been removed from the Indian YouTube channel
A cartoon for children in which the skin color of an angel is changed from white to black as a punishment has caused anger on social media.
& # 39; Dina and the Prince & # 39; posted on the Indian YouTube channel My Pingu TV, follows the story of an angel named Dina as she tries to pursue a relationship with a prince against the wishes of her community.
As the angel declares her love for him, she is told that her beauty and youth will be removed if she stays with the Prince.
The cartoon starts and shows Dina with white skin, blue eyes and straight dark brown hair, before she is revealed as dark skin and curly hair.
& # 39; Now I'm ugly & # 39 ;, she cries, turning to reveal her new face to the prince.
The cartoon has been removed from the YouTube account, which has 700,000 followers, after accusations that it promotes racism, but clips that were shared on twitter have viewed more than 3 million times.
& # 39; This is the most disgusting thing I've seen in a long time & # 39 ;, wrote a Twitter user who shared the cartoon.
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& # 39; Dina and the Prince & # 39; posted on the Indian YouTube channel My Pingu TV, follows the story of an angel named Dina as she tries to pursue a relationship with a prince against the wishes of her community. The cartoon starts with Dina with white skin, blue eyes and straight dark brown hair, depicted
Dina is then revealed as dark skin and curly hair, and cries & # 39; and now I am ugly & # 39; after she & # 39; punished & # 39; is for constant contact with the Prince
The children's cartoon in which the skin of an angel is changed from white to black as a punishment for dating a Prince has sparked anger on social media
Arguing that the cartoon would encourage children to grow up believing that dark skin means & # 39; ugly and cursed & # 39; thousands of Twitter users have beaten and called upon the creators to remove the YouTube channel.
One person wrote: & Conditioning the youth to understand that black means ugly and cursed, is just the pinnacle of idiocy and scoreless racism.
Another said: & # 39; What in the not so subtle racism is this? Children would see this and start teasing their black friends at school because they are & # 39; ugly & # 39; goods.
A third added: & # 39; This p ****** finished me so much. First I was like a storyline, and second when I saw that losing her beauty meant she was a fairer skin color, it made me so bad. I expected to grow old or what ****. They really teach children to hate so young & # 39; .
A stream of Twitter users have accused the creators of the cartoon of being racist and called for removal of the YouTube channel that shared the video
Others expressed concern that the cartoon might allow children with darker skin to grow up and question their beauty.
& # 39; We will still be told that racism does not exist just because it is not as open as this … I am disgusted by the thousands of black children who have watched this and will question their beauty.
& # 39; Again, allow black children to hate themselves because the world has told them to. Sick, & wrote one.
Another said: & # 39; I usually don't suffer from s *** on the internet, but I feel this is just wrong. This is tampering with the psyche of a child's mind. Black children growing up with self-hatred and it starts with something like this. You expect shows aimed at children to be safe … & # 39;
A third added: & # 39; And that is the crux of the matter, targeting black children with content intended to teach self-hatred. I remember that my boss told me that she told her (white) child that brown people stay with brown and that whites stay with whites. This type of video & # 39; s justify its reasoning & # 39 ;.
The channel has been accessed for comment.
Others have expressed concern that dark-skinned children might question their own beauty after watching the cartoon
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