Conservatives Attack M&Ms And Minnie Mouse

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Commentator Candace Owens speaks during CPAC 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland, March 1, 2019.

From the change in the M&M characters' design to the announcement that Disney’s Minnie Mouse will wear a pantsuit instead of a dress, there has been an outcry from some U.S. conservatives about the direction of the country.

Shortly after the announcement about changing the M&M’s cartoon characters, Disney announced that Minnie Mouse will be discarding her red dress for a navy-blue polka dot pantsuit.

The news drew the ire of conservative commentator Candace Owen, who took to Fox News to rant to host Jesse Watters.

Owens claimed that “nobody was offended by” Minnie Mouse or the M&M’s but still these companies “feel they have to get rid of [their characters] and destroy them . . . they are trying to destroy fabrics of our society pretending that there's issues. This is so everybody looks over here, look at Minnie Mouse, don't look at inflation, Jesse."


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In this handout photo provided by Disney, Mickey and Minnie Mouse are seen in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle at the Disneyland Park in Hong Kong on Sept. 1, 2005.

Photo: Mark Ashman/Disney via Getty Images

Earlier, on Fox News’ "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Carlson wanted to let viewers know that “M&M’s will not be satisfied until every last cartoon character is deeply unappealing.”

The pundit noted that the brown M&M no longer wears tall stilettos, and instead wears kitten heels.

“When you’re totally turned off, we’ve achieved equity,” Carlson said.

Carlson said something similar about the orange M&M’s reported anxiety, commenting that maybe orange is anxious because “he doesn’t like all the ugly new shoes he sees around him. Maybe he liked the sexy boots.”


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The new looks of M&M's cartoon characters
Photo: Mars, Inc.

Conservatives have taken issue with other such characters.

In 2005, and during early debates on same-sex marriage, Christian leader Larry Dobson attacked the cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants.

Sebastian Gorka said in 2019 that, "I think that 'whole trans thing' started with Teletubbies. Remember? One of them wore a tutu."

In November, Fox News contributor Lisa Booth, as well as Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, took exception with the influence of Sesame Street character Big Bird. 

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