Minnie Mouse’s new look reminiscent of fence post

Mickey and Minnie: The fat years.

Mickey and Minnie: The fat years.

Mickey Mouse, who has been dating Minnie for almost 100 years, may not recognize her new look.

Minnie, who was no Clarabelle Cow, is getting an even smaller dress size, according to a petition at Change.org. So far, 13,000 petition signers are not happy about it.

Mickey may want to look into purchasing elevator shoes and a sack of high-fat cheese wheels. His animated GF will now be 5-feet 11-inches tall and wear a size zero dress, which, according to women I work with, is really small.

The change is being made so Minnie will “look good” in a Lanvin dress in the Barneys NYC department store window this holiday season, according to the petition.

Unreported is Minnie’s original height and dress size.

The petition writer says girls are already under “tremendous pressure … to attain Photoshop perfection” and cites the following information from the non-profit National Association of Anorexia and Associated Eating Disorders website:

  • 47% of girls in 5th-12th grade reported wanting to lose weight because of magazine pictures.
  • 69% of girls in 5th-12th grade reported that magazine pictures influenced their idea of a perfect body shape.
  • 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner.
  • 81% of 10 year olds are afraid of being fat.

I’m no expert on animated fashion, but I think Minnie looked fine as originally drawn.

And she’s always known how to use a giant hair bow to conceal her humongous ears.

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October 12th, 2012
2:51 pm

Well, we can’t all look like Honey Boo Boo

Elder Flower Child

October 12th, 2012
4:18 pm

Y’all shouldn’t mess with the mice. Minnie and Mickey are icons and I should think they have better things to waste their money on.

Captain Midnight

October 12th, 2012
5:46 pm

Three things in America that you don’t mess with.
Mickey
Coca cola
and The King.

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Really?

October 13th, 2012
12:35 pm

Popeye has unrealistically large forearms and smokes? What can we do about that? (sarcasm)

Really?

October 13th, 2012
12:38 pm

And Popeye has tattoos. Can’t cartoons be depended upon to be role models for our children? (more sarcasm)

derp a derp

October 13th, 2012
4:29 pm

The survey results were incomplete. More like:

47% of girls in 5th-12th grade reported wanting to lose weight because of magazine pictures, and a lack of parental guidance.
69% of girls in 5th-12th grade reported that magazine pictures influenced their idea of a perfect body shape, because of a lack of parental guidance.
42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner, because of a lack of parental guidance.
81% of 10 year olds are afraid of being fat, because of a lack of parental guidance.

Witchiepoo

October 13th, 2012
5:48 pm

Barney is so overweight. Who is he to decide what other cartoon characters should look like? Olive Oyl, maybe, but not Barney.

reality

October 13th, 2012
6:51 pm

yeah, lack of parental guidance. um hmm. maybe its all the guys telling femals we should look like girls in magazines. “no fat chicks.”

elizabeth johnson

October 13th, 2012
7:56 pm

I would like minnie to stay as she is

PosCynic

October 13th, 2012
9:07 pm

Minnie Mouse needs to look good in her bikini, hip huggers, and daisy dukes. Minnie Mouse’s thinner image is from exercising along with healthy living. Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse work for Disney. We can only hope that Mickey and Minnie’s employer has told Mickey Mouse that he needs to shape up and not use drugs like cocaine or he will be replaced as the companies iconic symbol. We should be publicly praising companies like Disney for wanting to promote healthy images to the children of America. It should be Proud to be a Fit American rather than proud to be an American slob. As a matter of fact, we need to support laws that ban fat cartoon characters just like we now ban the Flintstone ads of Fred and Barney smoking Winston cigarettes.

henry

October 13th, 2012
9:20 pm

I DATED MINNIE FOR A WHILE AND SHE NEEDED TO LOSE A FEW POUNDS. AFTER THE ABORTION SHE WASN’T THE SAME……………

NullOp

October 14th, 2012
7:20 am

Did Minnie join a convent?

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Rhett Butler

October 14th, 2012
9:32 am

Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.

FletcherPR

October 17th, 2012
8:34 am

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