9 Disney Characters You Didn’t Realize Were Overtly Racist

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The Merchant from AladdinThe Merchant from Aladdin (1992)

Disney had to edit the Aladdin movie because of an insensitive reference to Middle Eastern people. A song originally stated, “Where they cut off your ear if they don’t like your face./It’s barbaric, but hey./It’s home,” in reference to Middle Eastern culture.

sebastian-crab-lobsterSebastian from The Little Mermaid (1989)

Sebastian had an incredibly bad Jamaican accent and was trying to convince Ariel (the mermaid) that life was better in the water because she wouldn’t have to work.

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