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Disney Faces Backlash Over “Sexual” Mickey Mouse Statue

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Over the years, many fans have accused Disney of pushing covert sexual messages to their audience. Whether it be an accident or intentional, Disney has often found itself at the center of a scandal over seemingly inappropriate imagery.

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Disney 100 Statue Takes a Darker Twist

Disney recently found itself embroiled in controversy over a Mickey Mouse statue that is part of its Disney100 celebration sparked backlash. The statue, which was designed to honor the beloved character’s legacy, drew criticism from some who found it to be “sexual” in nature. This unexpected backlash has reignited conversations about whether these are intentional double meanings or just the product of fans’ “dirty minds.”

The Disney100 celebration, marking the 100th anniversary of Walt Disney’s creative legacy, has been a momentous occasion for Disney enthusiasts worldwide. One of the highlights of this celebration was the introduction of a series of statues commemorating Disney’s most iconic characters. These statues were intended to showcase the magic and whimsy that has captivated generations of Disney fans.

Related: Guests HORRIFIED Over “Unsettling” New Minnie Mouse Statue

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However, the Mickey Mouse statue, designed to pay tribute to this timeless character, appeared to have missed the mark for some viewers. Critics argued that the statue’s pose was evoking a sense of sexuality that was deemed inappropriate for a character beloved by children and adults alike. The controversy was expressed by one fan on social media, with the user expressing their concern and disappointment.

Just a Bad Angle?

The statue in question is located at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. It shows Mickey Mouse dancing, but some fans feel that it looks inappropriate from the side.

The post reads;

“I think it’s pretty on point to make a 100 year throwback statue with a subtle sexual image.”

Mickey statue inapropriate

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While it is very likely that this statue was not meant to be sexual, that will not stop fans from seeing the worst in Disney. While some fans might disagree, this statue is meant to be wholesome and appropriate, not sexual. What do you think?

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

4 comments

  1. People have nothing else to complain about.

  2. Gets your minds out of the gutter.

  3. At the end of the day, you could find something sexual in everything. Stop bashing Disney! If you don’t like the company then leave it alone and let others that are true fans continue to love it all and have fun. There are too many people in this world these days that take everything to the extremes and ruin it for everyone else!

  4. Why is it that everything is considered sexual. It’s because people are sick and want to destroy everything that is good in the world, Disney get rid of the woke ideology and go back to the way it was, the most magicial place in the world.

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