So, I know you're thinking that this is more about the MyCy crap. And it sort of is, but it sort of isn't. I stumbled upon an article on slate.com and was intrigued by what the writer, Daniel Brook, brought up. After questioning Disney spokeswoman Patti McTeague about the Vanity Fair crap and getting that pass the blame response of "a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines," he decided to approach her at another angle.
Brook had recently been in Beijing while doing some unrelated reporting in China and managed to get a snapshot of a Disney ad which featured a very young looking girl posing provocatively in a matching Mickey Mouse bra and panties set, holding up two Mickey Mouse hand puppets and even donning a pair of ears. (I've attached the photo below.)
When Brook asked McTeague about the ad and its obvious conflict with what they were spewing out about Cyrus being manipulated, Brook was shuffled around to a different spokesman, Gary Foster. More or less, Foster's story boiled down to the fact that Disney outsources a lot of their consumer products (translation: they get poor people in underdeveloped countries to make their crap and sell it by whatever means necessary) and that they aren't always responsible for what gets promoted in foreign countries. (Read here for the whole story.)
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