It Seems Disney Quietly Removed Controversial Ears

Disney removes ears
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If there is one thing you can count on during a special Disney event, it’s exclusive merch! D23 certainly saw its share of limited edition keepsakes (many you can snag on shopDisney,  even if you weren’t able to make it to the Expo). That is already true of Disney100, the 100th-anniversary celebration of the Walt Disney Company. Special merchandise has already been released for the celebration, including one already infamous set of ears. 

The ears are supposed to look like they have been dipped in platinum. This was a curious choice as a 100th anniversary is supposed to be diamond, not platinum (traditionally, 70 years is platinum). However, many fans felt like they looked Iike…something else. Memes were made—memes I cannot share with you here.

Disney removes ears

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Then Disney released a product description for the ears that used the phrase, “Minnie is dripping with excitement,” and the poor word choice definitely did not go unnoticed by fans. Jokes began to fly. One fan even took to Twitter to ask if Disney was trolling the adult fans: 

It seems that the innuendo was unintentional. It is being reported that the ears, which were previously available on shopDisney, are now no longer on the site. We checked for ourselves and could not find them. Bleeding Cool is reporting that the product description has now been changed. It no longer reads that Minnie is dripping with excitement and instead simply reads: 

“Celebrate the centenary of The Walt Disney Company with this Minnie Mouse ear headband. Part of the Disney 100 Platinum Celebration, this limited release commemorative ear headband has been designed by Disney artists for a special reflective platinum-dipped effect and includes a coordinating padded bow, all presented in a special keepsake box” 

What did you think of these ears? Do you like them, or did they seem…a bit off to you? Let us know in the comments.  


About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 8 year old son, playing with her brand new baby son, or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.