Disney Villains: Evil Stereotypes

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It is important to take a look at the racial, gender, and cultural stereotypes in our favorite movies. What kind of characters typically play the heroes? What characters play the villains? What kind of characters are multi-faceted and well-rounded and what kind of characters are reduced to simple stereotypes?

For example, a number of LGBTQ advocates have noticed that many Disney villains are coded as queer, which means they are reduced to harmful stereotypes, even if their characters are not explicitly gay.

To earn points, tell us what other stereotypes you notice in movies and TV shows. How can directors and producers better represent all kinds of diversity?

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