A clip from the self-proclaimed girl-power cartoon Winx Club recently went viral after a Black character was ostracized and made fun of for having natural hair.
In the 1-minute clip, the teenage fairies-in-training are in their dormitories when the Black character runs down the hallway screaming and frustrated because of her puffy hair.
The Black character has a large afro as a result of an apparent magical mishap. She even reminds her friends/classmates that it usually is straight. The white characters make fun of her, pet her hair, and pick on her as she runs around crying.
The Winx Club — which aired originally on Fox — has been on TV for seven seasons and now airs on Nickelodeon. It features a diverse group of super-powered female fairies and is a direct counter to many male action cartoons on TV.
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This is so stupid. She doesn't know why her hair puffed up. dugggghhh.
Are you responding to me or the program? Not taking it personal.
Carolyn Walton not you, sorry about that. I actually used to be super into the show when I was younger. I just dislike how this article makes the characters sound like they are racist or are trying to bully the girl. Or that the creators intended for "the white girls" to pick on "the black girl"