American conservative author and “Candace” talk show host Candice Owens is triggered by Disney’s Minni Mouse’s new pantsuit.
The famous mouse hasn’t been completely altered; Minnie is to briefly wear a new pantsuit. It will be designed by Stella McCartney, which will be sported by a performer in a Minnie Mouse costume at Walt Disney Studios Park, in honor of Women’s History Month.
Minnie tries out different clothes very frequently, so it is inconsequential really. After all, various outfits means more marketing opportunities for Disney.
But for Owens, the brief outfit change is a part of a subtle scheme to wear away American society and avert consumers’ attention from the inflating cost of living.
Even though Minnie’s pantsuit, which resembles a Hillary Clinton-esh vibe, wasn’t utterly being forced on the public as some kind of partisan campaign; it’s still something that Disneyland guests might see one way or another.
“This is why people don’t take these people seriously, they are taking all of these things that nobody was offended by and feel they have to get rid of them and destroy them. Because they are bored, they are absolutely bored, they are trying to destroy fabrics of our society pretending that there’s issues,” Owens said.
She further added, “This is so everybody looks over here, look at Minnie Mouse, don’t look at inflation, Jesse. Look at Minnie Mouse, the world is going forward because we have got her in a pantsuit.”
This earned many reactions from Twitter. American TV personality Carol Roth tweeted: “The green M&M got sneakers, Minnie Mouse got a pantsuit, so is someone going to help poor Winnie the Pooh out and get the dude some pants?”
“It’s telling that republicans are more upset about Minnie Mouse getting a makeover than they are about Spiegleman’s Maus getting banned,” says another netizen Jay Black.
Owens’ anger towards Minnie’s pantsuit doesn’t make sense as much as her outrage towards Cardi B’s provocative dance routine during the 2021 Grammy Awards.
After Cardi B’s stage performance, Owens told Carlson, “This seems like an attack on American values, American traditions, and you’re actually actively trying to make children aspire to things that are grotesque…This is not the patriarchy that’s keeping young woman down. It’s displays like this—displays of blatant nudity and sexualization—that is keeping women down in this society.”