Sunday, September 10, 2006

Mickey Mouse Becomes Most Hated Corporate Symbol In World

Burbank, California - Several polls released over the last two days have found that Americans overwhelmingly believe that Disney's famous symbol, Mickey, has turned from a friendly smiling mouse into a snarling diseased rodent. The reason for this outpouring of hostility to what was once seen as a family friendly corporation seems to be solely as a result of the heavily partisan and fabricated docudrama The Path to 9/11 which many Americans view as an attempt to influence the November elections on behalf of the Republican Party.

Inside sources at Disney tell Assimilated Press that the corporation is stunned at the level of outrage directed at them and is fearful that it will result in financial collapse as calls for a boycott of The Walt Disney Company have grown in popularity. Already, attendance at both Disneyland and Disney World has plummeted with some observers remarking that they look like ghost towns.

But that isn't all that the beleaguered company has had to endure. In the last few days, massive demonstrations have taken place to protest the actions of Disney and ABC in perpetrating this historical fraud at the expense of the victims of 9/11. At the ABC building in New York City, an effigy of Mickey Mouse was burned in front of a cheering crowd. And, in Burbank, California, three-hundred thousand protesters marched in front of Disney's corporate headquarters shouting "My, my, well, well. Mickey Mouse can go to hell!"

In a sign of further trouble for Disney, these protests have started to spread around the world with many people wearing shirts with a giant X drawn over the picture of Mickey Mouse to show their displeasure. For a company that depends on marketing and brand appeal, this is nothing short of a catastrophe.

Robert A. Iger, the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, has not been heard from since the controversy erupted. However, he has been seen meeting with White House Political Adviser Karl Rove. Rumor has it that the White House and Republican Congressional leaders are preparing a bailout package for Disney in the event the corporation is forced into insolvency by the adverse public reaction to the docudrama.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Democracy4U2 said...

The right wing has co-opted the flag, God and now Mickey Mouse!

10:59 AM  
Blogger FaulknA said...

The fact is that the folks behind Mickey are turning him into a right wing symbol which is appropriate. After all, they're running a Mickey Mouse operation in the White House aren't they?

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca84 said...

Thanks for the excellent coverage.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Plisko said...

I just finished doing some work with AMERICAblog on a new Docu-drama about the Life and times of Mickey Mouse.

Check it out here:

http://americablog.blogspot.com/2006/09/life-of-mickey.html

Or Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIfJphwj_NM

12:38 AM  
Anonymous Plisko said...

I just finished doing some work with AMERICAblog on a new Docu-drama about the Life and times of Mickey Mouse.

Check it out here:

http://americablog.blogspot.com/2006/09/life-of-mickey.html

Or Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIfJphwj_NM

12:39 AM  

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