Film critic slams Toy Story 4 for having 'no black leads' and labels it 'disablist' - but comes under fire from viewers who insist 'it's just a movie for kids'

  • Stella Duffy, from UK, slammed Toy Story 4 for its lack of diversity and disablism
  • Writer also criticised Pixar's latest release for making Bo Peep anti-feminist
  • Many disagreed with her views and referred back to the idea it's a 'movie for kids'

A writer has slammed the new Toy Story 4 movie for its lack of diversity, disablism and anti-feminism.

Stella Duffy, from the UK, claims Pixar's latest film release fails to represent the minorities and went on to criticise it for having 'no black lead characters.'

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Reviewshow, she said: 'Seriously, it’s 2019! What on Earth are Disney doing having a film that has no leads that are black characters.'

'Yes, there are black actors, but they are yellow and they are green and they are plush! How can they possibly think that it’s alright now?'

But not everyone was in agreement with her views - with many reinforcing the idea it's just a 'movie for kids.'  

Stella Duffy, from the UK, has criticised the new Toy Story 4 movie for its lack of diversity, disablism and anti-feminism. Pictured, a scene from the Walt Disney Studios new film

Stella Duffy, from the UK, has criticised the new Toy Story 4 movie for its lack of diversity, disablism and anti-feminism. Pictured, a scene from the Walt Disney Studios new film

Taking to Twitter, Stella penned: 'Just had my first-ever reviewing hate email as a result of noting that only has white toy leads & the Mamet is, er, misogynist'

Taking to Twitter, Stella penned: 'Just had my first-ever reviewing hate email as a result of noting that only has white toy leads & the Mamet is, er, misogynist'

One frustrated social media commented: 'It's a movie for kids,' while another agreed: 'It's a film. Get over yourself'

One frustrated social media commented: 'It's a movie for kids,' while another agreed: 'It's a film. Get over yourself'

'Omg get over yourself, they are toys,' wrote one, while another commented: 'Slow day, eh? It's a kids movie and no need to create a problem when there isn't one.' 

Stella went on to dismiss the idea that Bo Peep is a feminist and also labelled the film as ‘disablist’ - suggesting it is prejudiced against those with disabilities.

'Okay, let’s talk about the white feminism on display here,' she explained. 'Oh look! Bo-Peep’s a feminist. No she’s not!'

'She’s still going to fall in love, she’s still going to have the happily ever after, that’s not feminism! It’s a woman who kicks off her skirt to reveal bloomers.'

She added: 'Had a couple of thoughts… and does some high wire acts. And it’s disablist! It covers ALL bases! […] It looks good – but Disney is supposed to LOOK good. There has to be content to the story too!'

Speaking to BBC Radio4, Stella said: 'Okay, let’s talk about the white feminism on display here,' she explained. 'Oh look! Bo-Peep’s a feminist. No she’s not!' Pictured, Woody, Buzz and Bo Peep

Speaking to BBC Radio4, Stella said: 'Okay, let’s talk about the white feminism on display here,' she explained. 'Oh look! Bo-Peep’s a feminist. No she’s not!' Pictured, Woody, Buzz and Bo Peep

Taking to social media, another who disagreed with Stella's view commented: 'OMG stop being offended by everything'

Taking to social media, another who disagreed with Stella's view commented: 'OMG stop being offended by everything'

In a comment she shared with her 28k Twitter followers, Stella additionally penned: 'Just had my first-ever reviewing hate email as a result of noting that only has white toy leads & the Mamet is, er, misogynist.' 

And people on social media had a lot to say on the matter - with many disagreeing with her strong viewpoint.

'It's a film. Get over yourself,' wrote one, while another said: 'OMG stop being offended by everything.' 

Another commented: 'Great publicity, giving a negative review on a well made film and making points about racism and misogynist writing where it's really not needed! But at least everyone knows your name now which is exactly what you wanted.'

Meanwhile, a fourth asked: 'Are you saying anti-feminist fall in love?' to which Stella replied: 

'No, rather that they're touting it as a feminist film but the minute Woody appears in her sights, her story trajectory is obvious - and the formation of the couple is assured.'  

Claiming there's a lack of diversity in the film, Stella said: 'What on Earth are Disney doing having a film that has no leads that are black characters'

Claiming there's a lack of diversity in the film, Stella said: 'What on Earth are Disney doing having a film that has no leads that are black characters'

Others keen to voice their opinion said: 'Toys aren't diverse enough? Come on you're clutching at straws a bit here'

Others keen to voice their opinion said: 'Toys aren't diverse enough? Come on you're clutching at straws a bit here'

Writer SLAMS Toy Story 4 for having 'no black leads' and labels it 'disablist'

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