Disney criticized for giving characters 'unrealistic' body shapes

Disney is accused of pushing ‘unrealistic beauty standards’ on children after spotting character with an enormous bottom, stick thin arms and a waist barely bigger than her neck in short film Inner Workings

  • Twitter user, known as Glitch, shared photos of characters from the short film
  • Inner Workings, about how constantly working is no way to live, released in 2016 
  • Social media post sparked fresh criticism about influencing young audiences

Disney has been accused of pushing ‘unrealistic beauty standards’ on children after social media users spotted a character with exaggerated proportions in short film Inner Workings. 

The film, released in 2016, tells the story of an office worker named Paul who has to tame his desire to break out of his dull routine and have fun. 

Paul’s love interest Kate, a woman who has an enormous bottom, stick thin arms and a waist barely bigger than her neck.  

One Twitter user, known only as Glitch, recently shared screenshots of characters from the film Inner Workings alongside a caption that read: ‘In no world did [Disney] need to do this.’ Pictured: the character of Kate

Dozens of social media users have blasted the depiction of a woman’s body after screenshots of Kate were shared online by US Twitter user Glitch, who shared them with the caption: ‘In no world did [Disney] need to do this.’  

The post, which included an image of Kate, sparked fresh criticism from social media users for setting ‘unrealistic’ body standards for young audiences. 

One user wrote: ‘I know it’s just a cartoon but for the love of God… they need to put some belly on that girl. 

‘It makes me sad thinking kids out there thinking that’s how their body should look… It’s naturally impossible to have a booty like that with no belly at all!!!’

Another added: ‘And funny how Disney back in the days were making realistic proportions of princesses and princes – no big eyes, no extreme waist, everything was so much nicer when looking normal.  

Inner Workings was a social commentary that suggests constantly working without joy is no way to live. It featured some characters, such as Kate, pictured, with ‘distorted’ body shapes 

Social media users have criticized the characters in Inner Workings for setting ‘unrealistic’ body standards for its young audiences

‘Funny how they make big eyes now for kids to “understand emotions” like what kind of BS is that?’  

And a third simply commented: ‘Where are her organs?’

Kate wasn’t the only character to come under scrutiny; others were quick to point out another female figure in the background on a beach, with some claiming she looked like she was ‘melting’.

But this was not the only character to come under scrutiny as others were quick to point out another female figure in the background

Another Twitter user wrote: ‘Y’all talking about her but what the hell is happening here.’

And someone else added: ‘Girl out here being a vase.’ 

FEMAIL has contacted Disney for comment. 

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