Disney makes amends for fat-shaming exhibit, promotes healthy living
Date: February 4, 2013 | Posted By: HaileyWell, here’s some good news we like to report! Last March, About-Face covered a horrific story about a fat-shaming exhibit Disney opened in Epcot, “Habit Heroes.” The exhibit was an interactive game in which children used virtual candy, cakes, and ice cream to combat overweight “villains,” spurred on by the physically superior “heroes,” Will Power Continue reading
Barney’s + Disney = Scary-skinny makeovers
Date: September 11, 2012 | Posted By: StaceyHigh-end retail department behemoth Barney’s New York announced its holiday collaboration with The Walt Disney Company, wherein our beloved characters get the “runway treatment” (Read: slimmed to scary proportions). The front runners? A truly Skinny Minnie, a drastically dieted-down Daisy Duck, hipster Goofy, and more irritatingly altered versions of the iconic clan. In the short Continue reading
Removing Disney fat-shaming exhibit doesn’t change the message
Date: March 6, 2012 | Posted By: StaceyRecently, Disney jumped on the latest trend, fat shaming, and opened an exhibit at Epcot called Habit Heroes. The interactive game featured two “heroes,” the buff Will Power and Callie Stenics. Cute names, huh? Unfortunately, the cuteness stops there. Will and Callie’s virtue and worth are based entirely on their able-bodied physicality, and the villains Continue reading
Miley Cyrus in ELLE: Can She Really Have the Best of Both Worlds?
Date: July 29, 2009 | Posted By:The youngsters love Disney’s Hannah Montana, but what kind of message is Miley Cyrus sending them about how to act in real life? Whether she is wearing thigh-high boots or clutching a sheet to her naked torso (as she was in last year’s Vanity Fair), 16-year-old Miley has been shown in very adult poses. These Continue reading