Thursday, May 1, 2008
Disney, shut your trap about Miley you big hypocrites
I don't understand why Disney is making a big fuss about the Miley Cyrus Vanity Fair photographs, when all this attention on their big star will only generate more profits for them. People who had no idea who Miley was before this "scandal" certainly know her now and Disney can only benefit from this free publicity. But they are hypocrites. Gawker discovered an old Disney advertisement of a pre-pubescent girl wearing underwear for their kiddie lingerie line. I think it's even worse than those Calvin Klein childrens' underwear ads.
Maybe Disney is just jealous that Vanity Fair will be making lots of money in magazine sales and they can't directly profit from the photos? But the exposure of their billion-dollar baby will certainly benefit Disney in the long run as new people will check out the Hannah Montana franchise. So it's ok for Disney to directly profit from their own ad featuring a girl that looks even younger than Miley Cyrus, but it's not ok if the 15-year-old poses for another publication and they see the profit from that.
It seems that Disney doesn't really care about the ethics involving young girls and nudity, but about whether they can make money from it.