Colonialism for the win!

No, not really. But Disney is making a movie about a Virginia man who claimed an area of North Sudan as his own, just because his daughter wanted to become a princess. Typically a parent would buy a costume for a child and say, “you’re now a princess” but Jeremiah Heaton took it one colonialistic step further.

Heaton travelled to Sudan and Egypt to put up a flag in an area of “no man’s land” and called it his last year and now Disney is calling his story ‘theirs’ and calling it “The Princess of North Sudan”.

Of course no one is happy about this, especially those on social media:

But you know how the saying goes…it must be nice to be white and have the privilege of just plopping a flag down on a piece of land and calling it America, I mean your own.

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  • Reina Benoir

    This is a bad idea. I expect that this movie will be out on DVD shortly.

  • Neo-colonialism has not died and this story proves it. The father is totally wrong using this tactic. We have enough of this selfish entitlement to a land of Africa in this fashion. He has no legal recognition. That is why he wants to go to the African Union as a means for him to try to formally establish North Sudan. The father can call his daughter a princess and do a multiplicity of alternative positive actions (of cherishing her) without this radically neo-colonial action. I’m not surprised at Disney’s deeds.

  • binks

    white privilege and supremacy strikes again I see…smh

  • Rizzo

    i wonder what dad told his little princess about invasions, the attempted interference and overthrow of realms, forced abdications, coups and revolutions.