"We’re as different as night and day, Queen Noor."
"On the contrary, I think we’re more alike than you think…"
inspired by this post, about a possible Frozen sequel with a fiery muslim queen… who can control fire. i ship it.
the name Noor, by the way, means light or radiance
I saw some really cool AU elsa and I wanted to make my own so I did *_*
Haha, if you are allowed to use this blog as a resource. Lol I don’t mind!
Frozen is made by an American company, you are following the notion all Americans are white. I am Mexican American and I can assure that is not the case.
I really wish people on this site would stop speaking on behalf of the Sami culture. I am Sami. I was born and raised in Norway (Where Frozen takes place.) I know alot of other Sami people. I am white and blonde. I look like Kristoff. Most of my Sami friends are also white. We are white. When people say that Disney “fucked up” by making Kristoff white because “they aren’t white” it hurts me because I am and a lot of other people are too.
Most of my Sami friends- most Sami that I know, actually (Not that I’m speaking for everyone, just from my experience living in Norway and growing up around other Samis) loved this movie. I LOVE that they had a Sami composer come in to do the intro. I LOVED all the little references to our culture. I didn’t feel “cheapened” or “appropriated” or whatever people are trying to say. Our own president, Aili Keskitalo, LOVED the movie. The movie is going to be shown at Skábmagovat, a Sámi movie festival in Finland. Most of us (from what I’ve gathered) really liked this movie.
You all tell white, straight, cis people to “check their privilege” and to “not speak on behalf of PoC,” but so many people who are not of my culture are speaking on behalf of us and I find it very hypocritical. Most of you had never even heard of the Sami culture until this film.
So please. Put down the virtual pitchforks and just enjoy the movie.
That’s really cool and all, but there are a lot of us (Saami) who don’t like it. A lot (A LOT) of Saami have spoken out about the bad job it did representing us, that Kristoff is never called Saami in the movie, and that Disney took a yoik, put it with a hymn, and then got non-Saami people to sing it. Also, not all of us are white. Yeah, a lot of us are, but POC Saami need better representation, and at our roots Saami weren’t white. Shit, Saami aren’t really seen as ‘proper’ white by a lot of shitty bigoted people.
It’s really really problematic that non-Saami people are talking for Saami people, and it’s problematic that people like me who are Saami by blood but not raised Saami are going on massive things about Frozen, for or against. It’s also really shitty though to act like because you like it there aren’t any problems with it and that all other Saami people are wrong for taking issue. We aren’t one homogeneous group, you’re allowed to like it and I’m allowed to hate it and talk about why I hate it. You’rs is just, at this point, problematic because you are shutting down and trying to shut up those of us who are not comfortable with it, and that isn’t cool.
Also, really? Hurt because someone said a character shouldn’t be white? go outside, consume media for 30 minutes, it’ll be okay, literally just about everything caters to white people.
The person I most read and have learned from about what is wrong with Frozen. He is born South Saami and raised South Saami.
ive been listening to the korean version of ’let it go’ all day long and so i was like man how cool would it be if frozen took place in korea and thats how this sloppy ass sketch came to be
I’m not Sami so I don’t know.
Why should movies cater to white people?