Backlash to Disney announcement it’s making a movie about a white father in 2014 who claimed a kingdom in Africa on behalf of his daughter, his "princess"

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In some people’s eyes, Jeremiah Heaton is probably father of the year because of the dedication and time he spent to make his daughter happy. In other people’s eyes, he’s just a modern-day Christopher Columbus who stumbled onto a piece of land and is now declaring himself the founder and owner of it.

Last summer, Heaton proclaimed himself the rightful owner of an 800-square-mile section of African desert between Egypt and Sudan by sticking a blue flag on it, just so his 7-year-old daughter, Emily, could become a princess.

Now, if that’s not some white privilege, I don’t know what is.

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