Disney film criticised for promoting ‘unrealistic beauty standards’ to children

A Disney movie has been slammed for promoting "unrealistic beauty standards" to younger viewers.

Inner Workings, which was released in 2016, tells the tale of a man named Paul who wants to leave behind his mundane life and have some fun.

His love interest is a woman called Kate, who has a tiny waist and a seriously huge booty.

Despite being realised five years ago, a screen grab of Kate has circulated on Twitter this week for all the wrong reasons.

Pictures from the six-minute long movie were originally shared on Glich where a fan moaned: "In no world did [Disney] need to do this."

The comment attracted the attention of other outraged Disney fans, with many social media users gobsmacked at Kate's cartoon figure.

One viewer penned: "I know it's just a cartoon but for the love of God… they need to put some belly on that girl."

A second posted: "What the absolute hell are these character designs?"

While a third ranted: "Kids will be concerned that a body should look like, do they know that’s it’s a Disney film right??? Half of the characters are unrealistic."

"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," a fourth fan wrote.

Kate wasn't the only character to come under scrutiny.

Eagle-eyed viewers were quick to point out another female figure in the background on a beach, with some claiming she looked like she was 'melting'.

Daily Star has contacted Disney for a comment.

It comes just two weeks after Disney Pixar's new movie Soul came under fire as some viewers believed that Tina Fey's role should have been given to a Black actress.

The new film, which features the studio's first African American lead, tells the story of a music teacher called Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx) who loses his life but manages to find his soul in the process.

Since the movie's release on Disney+, critics have noticed some questionable creative decisions that they argue fall short of hitting the mark.

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