Some Americans have reacted with outrage after Disney debuted a ‘new look’ for cartoon character, Minnie Mouse, ditching her iconic red dress in favor of a ‘progressive’ blue pantsuit.
Disneyland Paris announced on Thursday, January 27, that it would celebrate its 30-year anniversary in collaboration with Stella McCartney, who designed a new pantsuit for the cartoon character Minnie Mouse. Disneyland said the costume will be worn in March, which is Women’s History Month, by the person who plays Minnie Mouse at the French theme park.
The Minnie Mouse character first appeared on TV hundred years ago and she typically wears a red and white polka-dotted dress and is described by Disney.com as a “sweet, stylish” character who enjoys dancing, singing and spending time with her “lifelong sweetheart” Mickey Mouse.
But now that her costume has been changed to a blue pantsuit, some Americans accused Disney of trying to change the cartoon character to a ‘Hillary Clinton’ , who is a Democrat politician and is famous for wearing blue suits, with blue also being the official colour for the Democrat party.
Right-wing pundit, Candace Owens appearing on Fox News attacked the decision to alter Minnie Mouse.
“This is why people don’t take these people seriously,” Owens ranted. “They’re trying to destroy fabrics of our society pretending that there’s issues.”
Owens said that “they” are using Minnie Mouse in Paris to distract Americans from the fact that,“you can’t get anything at the grocery store and you can’t buy a piece of bacon unless you’ve got $30 in your pocket.”
A smirking Jesse Watters added, “Yep, that’s right.”
“They’re trying to destroy fabrics of our society” pic.twitter.com/UlytdGMZYA
— Acyn (@Acyn) January 27, 2022