Trending on Facebook this week is the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend hashtag, a campaign lobbying to give Disney’s Frozen star a female love interest in the upcoming sequel. Idina Menzel, the actress who plays Elsa’s voice, made headlines when asked in an Entertainment Weekly interview about the campaign,
“I think it’s great,” she told ET on Sunday of the online campaign. “Disney’s just gotta contend with that. I’ll let them figure that out.”
While the quote was taken a little out of context (click to view the actual video below, you’ll be directed to Entertainment Tonight’s website), it was an answer expected of any Hollywood star with a live camera shoved in front of their face, and it certainly gave #GiveElsaAGirlfriend all the fuel needed to push their campaign more and more into the public spotlight.
I have 2-year-old and 4-year-old daughters, both who love the Frozen movie (and yes, I have every word of every song memorized). Almost every young girl in America loves the Frozen movie, and almost every girl’s favorite character is Elsa.
Here’s what I find so interesting about Elsa and the new #GiveElsaAGirlfriend campaign. Elsa is single; she has no love interest in Frozen, yet she is still beloved by little girls everywhere. A lack of a love interest didn’t slow Elsa down, nor did it slow down Frozen‘s huge box office rake. The campaign to give Elsa a love interest at all speaks so loudly most don’t hear it because we’re already deaf.
What is so wrong with being single?
If someone isn’t interested in the opposite sex, why must it be campaigned by their friends and their society that they must find a same sex love interest in order to be whole and happy? Continue Reading…