Mickey Mouse OperationForget Miley Cyrus. Check out Disney’s Chinese underwear ad.

Mickey Mouse OperationForget Miley Cyrus. Check out Disney’s Chinese underwear ad.


The May issue of Vanity Fair hits newsstands tomorrow, but it’s already made the cover of the New York Post. The issue features a photograph of Miley Cyrus, star of the Disney Channel’s mega-hit Hannah Montana, clutching a satin sheet to her otherwise naked torso. Cyrus quickly disavowed the photograph, which was taken by Annie Liebovitz: “I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be ‘artistic’ and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed,” she said in a statement. “I never intended for any of this to happen, and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about.” Disney, for its part, shared Cyrus’ outrage. Disney spokeswoman Patti McTeague told the New York Times that “a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines.”

Reading McTeague’s comment over coffee yesterday morning, I couldn’t help but think of an advertisement I’d seen a few months ago while on a reporting trip to China. I was walking from my Beijing bed-and-breakfast to a nearby subway station when I was stopped in my tracks by a billboard that made the controversial 1990s Calvin Klein underwear ads look artistic by comparison. Staring down at the throngs of shoppers on Beijing’s Xinjiekou Nandajie Avenue, a busy commercial thoroughfare about a mile west of the Forbidden City, was a white girl who looked all of 12, reclining in a matching bra-and-panties set adorned with Disney’s signature mouse-ear design. In a particularly creepy detail, the pigtailed child was playing with a pair of Minnie Mouse hand puppets. In the upper left-hand corner was the familiar script of the Disney logo.

Not believing my eyes, and on an assignment that touched on images of Westerners in the Chinese consumer’s imagination, I snapped a photo:

 

 

After reading of the Cyrus flap, I e-mailed my photo to Disney’s McTeague. I was curious: How did the company square its position on the Liebowitz photo with its risqué billboard in China?

 

 

 

Note:

Indeed, this is the legacy of the liberals’ sexual/atheist/Political Correct culture; Disney (the mainstream of mainstreams) is now soft peddling child pornography! 

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2 responses to “Mickey Mouse OperationForget Miley Cyrus. Check out Disney’s Chinese underwear ad.

  1. Wow, I can’t believe this. Bet they never thought this would make it outside of China!!

  2. wow that is to sexual

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