Short post today as I was away for the weekend and didn't have time to work on a post. Also since I'm a big fat fattie fat, I am currently keeping my house from flying away in this little storm called Sandy.
When I was little I was obsessed with Disney especially Mickey and Minnie (I have a picture of me when I was 7 holding Mickey's hand in a death grip.)
I never thought about Minnie's body at all. She was an anthropomorphized mouse. She had big round ears, a pretty polka dress and stylish shoes.
Apparently the department store Barneys who I think are legally obligated to remove fat people from their premises is showing a three minute ad in which Minnie dreams that she is a size 0, 5'11 fashion model. This apparently will be happening to other Disney characters. Eating disorder specialists have condemned the ad as encouraging eating disorders among children.
Barney and Disney's response:
"We are saddened that activists have repeatedly tried to distort a lighthearted holiday project in order to draw media attention to themselves," Disney and Barneys said in a joint statement to the News.
Ragen Chastian has a petition to change this and it has at last count had almost 137,000 signatures. Are these signers all opportunists? Or are they just concerned about a CHILD's cartoon character being turned into the narrow and unrealistic portral of women?