Disney announced plans to unveil Brave’s Merida as its 11th official princess on May 11, but not before giving her a controversial makeover. The new Merida no longer had her infamous red frizzy hair and fuller shape. Instead, she was given thick eyelashes over wide, blue eyes, an hourglass shape, and smooth curls. Critics slammed Disney for the makeover (including the creator and co-director of "Brave," Brenda Chapman, who based Merida on her own daughter, Emma), and a Change.org petition to keep Merida the way she was has garnered nearly 200,000 signatures. While some media sources say Disney has decided to pull the redesigned version, there is no official word as of yet.
Merida, however, is not the first female character to cause a stir. Check out the controversies surrounding 9 other famous princesses.