10/28/2012 09:34 am ET

'Sofia The First': Does Princess Sofia's Appearance Really Matter?

This month, Disney sparked a controversy when the company debuted it's first Latina princess only to backtrack on her ethnicity after a massive backlash from parents and fans alike. Many of you have chimed in with your own opinions during our coverage. It seems both Sofia's appearance and how we as a community perceive dark and light-skinned Latinos are topics of intense interest.

We've gathered together some of your best comments on the topic to help illustrate. We want to know what you think. To appeal to the Latino audience, does Princess Sofia's appearance really matter? Would Princess Sofia have to be darker to accurately represent a Latina princess? Do we even need a Latina princess?

Can any of these comments change your mind on this issue? Who do you agree with?