Disney Removes Product After Fans Mock Innuendo

in Disney, Merchandise

Mickey and Minnie ear hats/headbands that feature platinum metal that appears to be dripping from the ears. A monkey emoji smiling and covering his eyes.

It seems Mickey and Minnie Mouse got a little too excited for D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, last weekend.

Mickey mouse outside D23
Credit: D23

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The Walt Disney Company released exclusive merchandise for the convention, much of which quickly sold out and popped up on eBay for highly inflated prices. But one product line took the internet by storm. @Wario64 initially shared the platinum Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears, priced at $195 and $175, on Twitter:

Mickey Mouse Disney 100 Platinum Celebration Ear Hat for Adults – Limited Release up for preorder at Shop Disney ($195) bit.ly/3RBUFgS Minnie Mouse Headband for Adults $175 bit.ly/3qu5nKI

Following those links will now take you to the D23 Expo store on shopDisney, where the ears are nowhere to be found. It is uncertain if the limited release ears sold out or if Disney chose to remove the controversial items.

The initial product description for the Minnie Mouse ears read:

Minnie is dripping with excitement as she celebrates the centenary of The Walt Disney Company in her typically fashionable style with this ear headband. Part of the Disney 100 Platinum Celebration, this limited release commemorative ear headband has been designed by Disney artists for a special platinum-dipped effect and includes a coordinating padded bow, all presented in a special keepsake box.

disney 100 anniversary with Mickey Mouse
Credit: D23

Fans quickly took note of the reference to Minnie “dripping” and the unintended innuendo. @Adamtotscomix wrote:

They’re just pranking Disney Adults at this point right

Some fans made memes out of the hats, like this one from @_jessavi:

According to BleedingCoolDisney updated the product description due to the reaction online. Before being removed entirely, it read:

Celebrate the centenary of The Walt Disney Company with this Minnie Mouse ear headband. Part of the Disney 100 Platinum Celebration, this limited release commemorative ear headband has been designed by Disney artists for a special reflective platinum-dipped effect and includes a coordinating padded bow, all presented in a special keepsake box.

disneyland paris mickey and minnie dream and shine brighter
Credit: Disney

The Walt Disney Company has not commented publicly on the products’ removal.

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