Anaheim Residents Blast Disney Apparel Depicting Mickey and Goofy as Taggers

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Goofy and Mickey found a new hobby.

Tagging.

And Anaheim leaders and residents were pissed about it.

They complained to Disney officials about merchandise being sold at theme-park shops that depicted the beloved characters next to a spray can, The Orange County Register reports. One T-shirt shows Goofy dressed in baggy clothes, his eyes glazed. A baseball cap features Mickey sneaking away from graffiti art dripping on a wall behind him.

The items were part of Disney's "Graphic Edge Collection," inspired by street art and meant to appeal to young men. But Disneyland's neighbors in Anaheim, a city that spends $750,000 per year on graffiti removal, felt the images sent a bad message.

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"With Disney, you think of wholesome, family, happiness. You don't think of Mickey tagging your wall," Anaheim resident Jason Young told the Register.

Disney responded to concerns by pulling the merchandise from the shelves this month at the theme parks and Downtown Disney.
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SexyLatina
SexyLatina

I agree, I would not like Disney Characters influensing taggin at all!!!! SO WALT DISNEY!!!! REMOVE THAT!! A.S.A.P!!! BECAUSE I TAKE MY CHILD TO DISNEYLAND ALOT! AND IF IM PAYING U! YOU BETTER TAKE THOSE THINGS AWAY! AND KEEP DISNEY CLEAN! and GRAFFITI FREE!!!

Moonmonkey
Moonmonkey

Eyes glazed? His eyes are not glazed! He looks cool! And what is he tagging? Nothing... just standing there!

TaylorDane
TaylorDane

Another group of people blaming Disney for something!

Sweet
Sweet

What is goofy doing wrong!? I guess from now on we can never use spray paint cans and listen to music!

Left
Left

What's wrong with that? Graffiti is art!

Goodboy
Goodboy

That is so stupid that a whole committee would complain about that. I understand that it depicts graffiti but it's art. Kids are not going to look at the Disney merchandise that display graffiti art and then decide to pick up on tagging. That is ridiculous! Some people are just TOO sensitive! Open your eyes!

Samuel Tecpaocelotl Castillo
Samuel Tecpaocelotl Castillo

Anaheim is a crap hole unless you go to the tourist "orange curtain" area. I lived near Disney and hated it. I then moved to Costa Mesa and right after I moved was when the anti-immigrant movement was starting...

Turtle
Turtle

I"m sorry but in no way have I ever found Disney to be wholesome. Its done by adults marketing to children, who sneak improper stuff into the movies. So who really cares if Goofy and Mickey graffiti's, people just like to have something to complain about. Disneyland is all about business they don't care if people find Disney wholesome, family-oriented and it makes them happy those are just added bonuses. I sat Disney do what you want to do cause despite it all its still fun!

MayhemInTheHood
MayhemInTheHood

I thought our country had already learned our lesson about the "urban/gangster cartoon characters" clothing. Just when you think it's safe to go outside and not see someone wearing a shirt depicting Bugs Bunny via Kris Kross, this shit happens. Seriously, Disney, if you start marketing Mickey Mouse JNCO's I'll bring you down myself.

Anaheim resident
Anaheim resident

I live in Anaheim, it's an awful place unless your standing in front of Disneyland or you happen to live in Anaheim Hills. Anaheim "proper" is full of gangs, tagging, billboards primarily in spanish. I can't wait to move out of this "Santuary City" of crime.

Anon
Anon

From the "it seemed like a good idea at the time" files.....

Art Ghecko
Art Ghecko

If they don't like the "tagger" t-shirts, they're really gonna be upset when Mickey and Goofy release their new Hip-Hop album!

Bill T.
Bill T.

so you won't mind when I come by and create my art on your home ... If it's okay for the Disney characters to be portrayed as taggers and it's also okay for people to vent their resentment. One issue, two sides. No one is likely to say anything to you when you dump your trash in the parking lot but is that the picture you want in people's heads when they think of you?

sexy Latina
sexy Latina

I didnt know Shepard Fairey was a spanish tagger!!! U IDIOT!!!! I LIVE BORDER LINE GARDEN GROVE AND ANAHEIM AND I DIDNT EVEN NOTICE TAGGING UNTIL READING THIS ARTICLE, Atleast not in my neightborhood, IF U CANT STAND ANAHEIM THEN GET THE FUCK OUT!!! AND SHUT THE FUCK UP! U LIVE THERE LOOSER! DEAL WITH IT!!!!!

Turtle
Turtle

Um hate to break it to you but Anaheim Hills is no different, there's graffiti here you just gotta be lookin for it. I had drug dealers living two houses down from me and there still up in the area, two green-belt spaces over from me there was a guy running a meth a lab in 70 year-old womans house and we constantly have broken signs, lights and every now then the gate's too.

ART
ART

First off, I wasn't aware that taggers tagged in Spanish, because last I checked, street art was ART and not literature. And tagging is usually just a single word, and it's usually some young adult's 'tagger' name. Let's not forget that one of the most local and notorious street artist is NONSPANISH speaking and goes by the name of Shepard Fairey. Also, sanctuary city for what, tagging? Because last I checked, this post was about tagging and street art. Not gangs, which certainly don't find sanctuary in Anaheim.

graffiti hater
graffiti hater

You are right. This $hithole called Anaheim is full of graffiti and gang crap. It is ridiculous.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Hey, idiot: I've lived in Anacrime MY ENTIRE LIFE. Please do leave--we don't need your type of trash in our fair town.

Letters
Letters

"Let's not forget that one of the most local and notorious street artist is NONSPANISH speaking and goes by the name of Shepard Fairey."

Don't you just love these lame justifications? "Umm, hello? Shepard Fairey? White guy?" Get lost, you bong jockey. Shepard Fairey is a spoiled brat who didn't have a father who taught him right from wrong. Sound familiar?

latina
latina

ANOTHER IDIOT! IF U CANT TAKE THE HEAT! GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN!1 NO ONE WANTS U THERE!!!

Coolmarylyn
Coolmarylyn

It,s strange that those offended about negative comments about anaheim are probably the troublemakers and they don,t have german names

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