Controversial Disney Ad Features Man Dressed as Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse
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Disney is facing backlash yet again. The Walt Disney Company created Disney Parks for happiness, equality, and enjoyment for all ages. With that comes some controversy and many opinions from Disney fans. Disney has previously been accused of grooming children by pushing its agendas onto them via entertainment and the Parks.

Fans with a more conservative outlook are having a hard time with some of Disney’s decisions. But conversate fans are not the only ones, as Disney and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis entered a nasty battle in court over similar issues. Although parts of the lawsuit have nothing to do with the matter, a majority of it comes after the opposition to DeSantis’ “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Previous CEO Bob Chapek reacted to the bill, which began the battle between Disney and DeSantis.

Disney may be battling another issue with fans as a Disney advertisement debuts on TikTok.

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♬ original sound – Disney Style

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Disney Style TikTok Advertisement

The Disney Style TikTok page describes itself as “inspo for the everyday Disney fan.” Their page features Disney products like Joffrey’s Disney coffee, Disney-inspired treats, clothing featuring iconic Disney characters, and much more. In the posts, oftentimes, influencers are featured while styling Disney accessories for the Tiktok platform to enjoy.

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Disney Style’s most recent post is posing as controversial for many conservative Disney fans. TikTok user Seann Altman posts videos dressing up as different characters. His bio reads, “I play dress up” on TikTok, which is portrayed in a recent video of him dressing up as Minnie Mouse. Altman pairs a red dress with Minnie Mouse designs, black tights, yellow high heels, and of course, the infamous red bow to tie it all together.

The TikTok was reposted to Disney Style’s TikTok page, commenting on his video “As iconic as Minnie herself.” Conservative columnist Todd Starnes published an article including the video stating, “Disney is not trying very hard to distance itself from accusations that it’s grooming children.” While everyone is entitled to their own opinion, Disney has tried to be as inclusive as possible as a company and within the Parks. The core feature of The Walt Disney Company is what makes so many people feel loved and included when visiting the most magical place on earth.

Minnie Mouse

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With plenty of mixed reviews on TikTok and overall thoughts about Disney’s efforts, Disney continues to support the LGBTQIA+ community amongst the chatter. Posting this TikTok further shows their thoughts on being inclusive to all different styles of fashion as well as all walks of life.

Have you ever dressed up as your favorite Disney character?

About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.