Karen Malina White Discusses the Colorism Controversy in ‘The Proud Family’ (EXCLUSIVE)

According to the petition, “The Proud Family has always had issues with colorism.” The petition’s creator writes, “Dijonay Jones is depicted as a dark-skinned [girl] with a terrible attitude,” also noting the character’s “aggressive” and “impulsive behavior,” which are negative tropes that are often associated with Black women.

“I, therefore, call upon [the Walt Disney Company] to cancel The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,” the petition reads, “or at least redesign the role of Dijonay.”

Source: https://www.distractify.com/p/the-proud-family-controversy