Sorry, Disney's New Princess Elena Probably Doesn't Count As Latina

January 29, 2015 10:11 PM

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Sorry, Disney's New Princess Elena Probably Doesn't Count As Latina

When news of Disney’s “first Latina princess” hit the Internet on Thursday, Latinos rejoiced. But advocates of a more diverse set of princesses shouldn't get too excited yet: Elena of Avalor may not really be Latina after all.

Disney announced the latest addition to its princess franchise in a Thursday press release. According to the release, Elena, 16, is a “bold, caring, funny and clever” princess, and will be introduced in a special episode of Disney Junior’s TV series “Sofia The First” in 2016. The character will be v...

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