skinny MINNIE model

23 Oct

Okay, so our society tolerates the skinny/size zero models that walk the catwalk to show off designer clothes. However I don’t understand how a high end fashion store, Barney’s, is allowed to take a children’s role model/cartoon and distort it into a version of an anorexic model.

The cartoon Minnie Mouse is definitely as Minnie as can be. The Disney character is used in the “Electric Holiday” advertisement to represent what she would look like as a supermodel and the image is disturbing. If we thought the dimensions of the Barbie doll were out of proportion; Minnie Mouse’s arms, legs and even neck are extended in length and as tiny as a penciled line.

The decision was intentional and approved my Barney Executives. The Creative Director of Electric Holiday said, “…The standard Minnie Mouse will not look so good in a Lanvin dress.”Over 125,000 people have signed a petition at Change.org to protest against the altering of a Disney figure. Shockingly, even the spokesman of Disney, Nidia Tatalovich, is backing the department store in their decision to turn the innocent children’s character into a thin model.

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One Response to “skinny MINNIE model”

  1. jennifer ludy grove October 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    Fabulous post. Poor Minnie.

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