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Stop the use of Disney characters in Barney's NY campaign

    1. Petition by

      Tamara Johnson

      Odenton, MD

Barneys collaborated with Disney to take their characters into a realistic fashion world for their "Electric Holiday" campaign, set to debut at their Madison Avenue flagship store on November 14, 2012. Our favorite animated characters have ditched their signature garments for high-end clothing to wear down the runway. Mickey Mouse will be dressed in Balenciaga, Minnie Mouse in Lanvin, Goofy in Balmain, Daisy Duck in Dolce & Gabbana, Snow White in Nina Ricci, Cruella de Vil in Rick Owens, and Princess Tiana in Proenza Schouler.

Due to the outlandish and over the top display, the characters' bodies look absurd and creepy. It's making old, standard, and beloved characters enforce the idea that if you aren't stick skinny, then you are not acceptable. Shame on Disney for allowing this to happen and sending a message to young and impressionable children all over the globe that if you're not thin, you're not beautiful!

We urge Disney to put a stop to this and ask that if Barney's is going to use the characters, they use them as they were drawn....without change!

Article: http://shine.yahoo.com/fashion/minnie-mouse-daisy-duck-whittled-down-barney-8217-172800382.html

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    • Lauren Paquette LA SALLE, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Young girls already have too many images around them of abnormally thin girls which lowers their body image. Taking a loved childhood character and making it skinnier is one more thing that could contribute to lowered body image and possibly the development of an eating disorder. I have worked with so many with eating disorders and we do not need one more thing to contribute to one more girl developing one!!!

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    • Christy Baxter TORONTO, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Kids love Disney characters and with Barney's taking them and making them into very unrealistic sizes pressures them to want to change their own bodies. We need to be comfortable with the bodies we have and not give in to the disgustingly thin representations shown to us all the time by the fashion industry.

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    • Alex Charest GREATER SUDBURY, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Children love disney princesses and many other characters because they give them hope and dreams. A lot of kids look at those characters and think " i want to be like cinderella" and so they make their hair pretty and have fun putting a dress on. By putting them on the runway it will ruin a child's perception of those they once looked up too and admired. Instead they will look at them and think " i want to be skinny like Minnie mouse". I mean lets face it, if you havent seen the minnie mouse picture already, they made a drastic change in her looks. Shes way taller and unrealisticly thin. My pinky doesnt even compare to how skinny her legs and arms are. Its discusting. Furthermore, this will also attracted young kids to the industry of eating disorders.

      Disney, did you think of how this can affect people's minds? You are discusting and you disapoint me.

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    • Josee Sweeney VANKLEEK HILL, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      its distgusting to see disney sink on so many levels ... what is it gonna be next ... is there gonna be a thin minnie mouse at disney world instead of the original one ?

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    • Elizabth Prickett GRAND JUNCTION, CO
      • almost 2 years ago

      I like to stick with the classics and it is just plain weird. Disney is not waht I would call high fashion but classic and traditional

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