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Disney Takes Down Their "Sexy" Version of the "Brave" Princess

Did Merida's makeover make you angry, too?

As if plus-sized models and fat-phobic CEOs weren't enough to satisfy our controversy appetite this week, there's more news infuriating women everywhere right now: Disney's sexy makeover of their newest tomboy princess, Merida from "Brave."

Hold onto your tiaras, Disney fans; here's what happened.

Disney recently pulled the 2-D illustration of Merida on their princess website after public outcry that the image was too sexy as compared to the original 3-D version.

The demands to remove the sexier Merida began when a petition entitled "Disney: Say No to the Merida Makeover, Keep Our Hero Brave!" surfaced early last week. By the time Disney gave in, the petition had garnered more than 200,000 signatures and was available in English and Spanish.

And it wasn't just soccer moms and angry feminists signing -- even Brenda Chapman, writer and co-director of "Brave," thought the makeover was a bit much.

"I think it's atrocious what they have done to Merida," Chapman told Marin Independent Journal. "When little girls say they like it because it's more sparkly, that's all fine and good ... but, subconsciously, they are soaking in the sexy 'come hither' look and the skinny aspect of the new version. Merida was created to break that mold -- to give young girls a better, stronger role model ... not just a pretty face that waits around for romance."

Disney has yet to issue an apology for the sexier princess, and has said in an official statement that there were no substantial differences in the recreation. But they did remove it from their website.

What do you think? Did Disney go to far? Or is this just a bunch of hype about a minor makeover? Chime in below!


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