Fans can’t agree on which Disney Channel actress is the most iconic

A recent Disney honoree has the internet divided on which Disney star deserves their flowers first.

On Tuesday, Disney announced its 2024 roster of Disney Legends Award winners. The honor goes to talented visionaries within Disney’s history who’ve pushed the bounds of creativity and established their place in the upper echelon of the longstanding entertainment company. This year’s honorees include Colleen Atwood, Angela Bassett, Martha Blanding, James L. Brooks, James Cameron, Jamie Lee Curtis, Miley Cyrus, Steve Ditko, Harrison Ford, Mark Henn, Frank Oz, Kelly Ripa, Joe Rohde, and John Williams, all of whom have left their edible mark on the Disney brand.

“To be named a Disney Legend is the highest honor our company can bestow on anyone, reserved for those whose talent and achievement have earned them an enduring place in our history,” Disney CEO Bob Iger said. “The fourteen individuals to be honored as Disney Legends this year have each made extraordinary creative contributions across the worlds of Disney and we look forward to celebrating them at D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event.”

The Disney Legends Awards ceremony will take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California as the conclusion of the D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event on August 11. Cue the Disney fanfare, right? Well not just yet, as the internet has some thoughts on why certain Disney stars were missing from the lineup.

Cyrus happens to be the only Disney Channel child star nominated, leaving fans to wonder, what about the other Disney divas who paved the way for the “Flowers” singer? Well, Cyrus rightfully deserves the title of Disney Legend, and is the youngest honoree and the first from her generation to receive the honor. Hannah Montana not only changed Disney Channel, it shaped an entire generation of viewers, as did her music from the show.

But the impact of Disney stars Raven-Symoné and Hilary Duff can’t go unnoticed, which prompted discourse from the internet.

Duff’s breakout role was as the titular character in Lizzie McGuire, where she navigated the ups and downs of life as a pre-teen. Not to mention, many queer folks can’t look at a window wet from rain the same way thanks to her hit song “Come Clean.” And don’t get us started on her anti-bullying PSA made specifically to stop people from using “gay” as a slur.

As for Raven-Symoné, a fellow card-carrying member of the LGBTQ+ community, ruled Disney Channel (alongside Duff) as the aspiring teen fashion designer with psychic abilities in her show That’s So Raven. If you gazed into the future, you probably could see her reign expanding after starring roles in the film Cheetah Girls and its sequel. Also, there’s her work on Disney films Princess Diaries 2, College Road Trip, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century and Zenon: Z3.

Did we mention Raven-Symoné can sing too? The Disney discography speaks for itself. So with all of the feats aside, fans are wondering why these two Disney stars didn’t receive their flowers.

Regardless, without Miley, Hilary, and Raven-Symoné, there wouldn’t be a Disney Channel. So we give flowers to these three all day, every day.

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