Friday, November 16, 2012

The Minnie Mouse Controversy

I opened up my email this morning as I do every morning and was reading the one from and found that there is a bit of controversy surrounding the Disney/Barneys Christmas collaboration  I hadn't seen the video that was being discussed yet and decided to watch it. Now before I explain the reason people are peeved to you, why not watch the video and see how it makes you feel?

It seems that people are worried about the fact that the Disney characters, while in a dream, become "model skinny". Here's my thoughts. 

One: In tons of the Disney movies, or even the skits I remember as a kid, things happen that are not real, or are physically impossible in real life. Shocker, because its NOT real life. These are cartoons. Allowed to do things that are impossible in the real world. This cartoon is not aimed at children  They won't even see it unless an adult, who knows it exist, shows them. Therefore it shouldn't matter that if for a moment there are "models" on a runway.

Two: Its a dream. In the end Minnie is Minnie and loved by Mickey for who she is. Also side note: Longest relationship ever! Props to those two! She gets the dress and rocks it as herself. Who of us has not had a daydream of being in a totally different world than our own. Maybe you daydream of being a rock star on a concert stage. Or a hockey player playing for a gold medal. Whatever yours is you know its a daydream.

Three: Leave it alone people. There are skinny people, and not skinny people. That is the way of the world. It happens. But mostly its a cartoon sketch that is fun to watch. Take it with a grain of salt and enjoy it for what it is. I mean how awesome is Goofy as a male model. Or Cruella de Vil, you know she would be all Naomi Campbell style as a model.

I think that sometimes people take things meant to be fun and harmless and attacked it instead of just enjoying. Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon. What do you think?

If you want to read the Fashionista article here is a link: Miffed over Minnie

1 comment:

theRainSeason said...

Love your second point. Go Minnie!