Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Disney needs to sort out priorities  

I'm going to confidently state that I think that Disney should worry a little less about Jamie Lynn Spears' pregnancy or Miley Cyrus' sexy photos, and perhaps start worrying a little more about appalling happenings abroad.

Slate published an article, in which the author exposed an advertisement from the Disney company that he had seen in China. It is a rather large billboard that features a girl that cannot be over the age of thirteen... in her underwear.

The author of the article, Daniel Brook, sent the ad to Disney and got a call from Disney spokesman Gary Foster. He said that they were completely unaware of the advertisement, as it can be difficult to regulate every advertisement that markets their products. Foster is now in China to deal with this inappropriate ad (thank God). I really think that when you have a brand that is as huge as Disney, and it is being marketed to young children, you really can't be too careful in regulating it. I see no reason to axe Jamie Lynn Spears for getting pregnant or Miley Cyrus for bearing her back in Vanity Fair, but a pre-pubescent girl in her underwear? That's where I draw the line.

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1 comments: to “ Disney needs to sort out priorities

  • May 2, 2008 at 8:26 PM  

    God... It seems the every company... even ones that are supposed to be as innocent as Disney, are using the sexualization of little girls to sell their products. Everyone hates pedophiles and people that look at child porn, but no one seems to see that this is basically the same thing? No wonder America is a shit hole.