High-end fashion retailer Barney's of New York is planning a holiday ad campaign that features Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck.
This ad promotion is based on a dream sequence by Minnie where she and all of her friends are fashion models. As such models they have been transformed to be 5' 11" and super skinny as it was discussed that " the standard Minnie Mouse will not look so good in a Lanvin dress." A petition has been signed by over 125,000 people demanding that Minnie be returned to her normal figure in an effort to promote a healthy body image in young girls. There is controversy over this issue since this is a one time 7 second moving art video and there is a belief that activists are merely trying to draw attention to themselves.