Friday, 15 August 2008

'Disney's sexualisation of the young continues...'

'Disney has sparked outrage by producing High School Musical pants for young girls with the suggestive words 'Dive In' emblazoned across them.

The underwear, part of the hugely successful movie's range of merchandise, has also been criticised by the NSPCC.

The packs of knickers are on sale in Asda, where Sue Ralph unwittingly bought some for her seven-year-old granddaughter in the Broadstairs, Kent, store.

When she got home she was shocked to see the 'sexually suggestive' wording printed
on them.

Mrs Ralph, 57, a civil servant, said: 'I bought the packet of five multi-coloured knickers. Because they are in a packet, you can't see the writing "Dive In" on them.

'I was extremely shocked when I saw what was on them and I don't believe Disney or anyone else is so stupid not to realise the implications of the wording they chose.

'You let your children watch all these programmes, which are innocent and nice.

'But the merchandising that runs alongside them is the complete opposite. It's sexually suggestive, inappropriate and wholeheartedly wrong in some cases.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1044496/Outrage-High-School-Musical-knickers-young-girls-emblazoned-words-Dive-In.html

3 comments:

FilmNoir23 said...

"Dive in" are you kidding? What a joke...wake up people!

ViølatoR said...

It's hard to have sympathy for the parents who bought the undies. I mean, come-freakin-on people, it's Disney! How is this suprising?? I'm only suprised that Disney has enough respect for us to hold back from writing out "dive into this girls vagina" on the underwear; though if people continue to sleepwalk through life, Disney might as well go for it.

celticrebel said...

I'll side with violator. These are better than the "Who Needs a Credit Card [when you got a vagina]" panties from a while back.

God, these parents are stupid. The main article should read "woman buys box of chocolates, outraged to find chocolates inside." HSM is about sex.

Love the quote from the woman: "You let your children watch all these programmes, which are innocent and nice." Has she actually watched them??? I'll assume not.