STOP THE PRESSES, EVERYBODY: MINNIE MOUSE IS FAT. REPEAT! MINNIE MOUSE IS FAT.
OMG put down the ice cream and LISTEN TO ME, you fucking cow!
Yes, just when you thought the human race couldn’t possibly ruin more, the folks at Disney and Barneys New York pulled this doozy. Behold the new Minnie Mouse: supermodel, fashionista, and stranger to all things carbohydrate:
Please take a moment to recover.
What you’re seeing above is an image created especially for the famous holiday window displays at Barneys New York. This year’s theme is
Have Yourself a Merry Little Eating Disorder “Electric Holiday,” and features some of your favorite Disney characters looking, well…different:
(OH GOD LOOK AT HIS WEIRD LITTLE HUMAN HAAAANDS)
See, part of the concept features a short film in which Minnie Mouse imagines herself a runway star in Paris, and that’s when she magically transforms from Normal Minnie into Mini-Thin Minnie — and that’s also when some people (myself included) start to feel ooky. Actresses Virginia Madsen and Kristen Bauer are up in arms about Skinny Minnie, as well as body image blogger Ragen Chastain, who had this to say:
The message is if your body doesn’t fit into a designer dress, drastically change your body. Not, let’s insist on a designer that’s talented enough to make a dress that fits you. That’s a dangerous message to send girls, ‘Minnie Mouse doesn’t fit into a high-fashion dress so we changed Minnie Mouse, not the high-fashion dress.’
The Disney and Barneys folks are all THIS IS FASHION, GET OVER IT, and as for myself? Well…I tend to just roll my eyes at this shit and move on, but…look at that picture. I see actual fucking CLAVICLES. ON MINNIE MOUSE. It might just be part of a seasonal display, but it still makes me feel kinda weird.
But not as weird as this OH GAAAHD MAKE IT STAAAHP.