First the green M&M traded her white go-go boots for sneakers, and now Minnie Mouse is getting a trend makeover with a blue tuxedo pantsuit.
Disney unveiled this week Minnie’s new look created for the thirtieth anniversary of Disneyland Paris by British designer Stella McCartney, who known as it a “symbol of progress.”
“I wanted Minnie to wear her very first pantsuit at Disneyland Paris, so I have designed one of my iconic costumes — a blue tuxedo — using responsibly sourced fabrics,” Ms. McCartney stated in a Tuesday statement. “This new take on her signature polka dots makes Minnie Mouse a symbol of progress for a new generation. She will wear it in honor of Women’s History Month, in March 2022. I can’t wait for you to see this new look at Walt Disney Studios Park!”
Among those that permitted was Hillary Clinton, no stranger to pantsuits, who tweeted, “Tres chic!”
On Fox News, nevertheless, the look met with some mockery. Conservative commentator Candace Owens advised host Jesse Watters “they’re trying to destroy fabrics of society.”
“I’m so glad they’re doing it,” stated Ms. Owens sarcastically. “Let me just tell you, Jesse, it goes back to when they did this to the M&Ms and now they’re making her more masculine. I’m glad they’re now saying, realizing this needs to be addressed. All of us were traumatized when we saw Minnie Mouse and she was looking like a female as we were growing up.”
The ensemble was billed as “her first pantsuit to be worn at Disneyland Paris,” nevertheless it seems La Minnie has donned slacks earlier than.
In 2019, she wore white pants and a crimson blazer as half of a Disney Cruise Line nautical ensemble as half of an effort to “inspire the next generation of female leaders in the maritime industry.”
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Minnie is greatest recognized for her circa 1928 red-and-white polka dot costume, however she has appeared on the parks and cruise ships in quite a few outfits.
“Minnie has always had a special place in my heart. We share the same values,” stated Ms. McCartney. “What I love about Minnie is the fact that she embodies happiness, self-expression, authenticity and that she inspires people of all ages around the world. Plus, she has such great style!”
M&M Mars introduced Jan. 20 that its cartoon brand characters based mostly on the candies had been up to date with a “fresh, modern take” as half of a “global commitment to creating a world where everyone feels they belong, and society is inclusive,” most noticeably by making the green M&M’s look much less female.
“M&M’s will not be satisfied until every last cartoon character is deeply unappealing and totally androgynous,” stated Fox host Tucker Carlson.