I came across this Pitchfork article the other day and nearly spit out my lunch. Without reading the details of the article and only seeing the image of the shirt I guffawed uncontrollably, more than mildly in shock as to what I was seeing. Disney had paid tribute to Ian Curtis, the lead singer of Joy Division who hung himself in 1980. In a sicker twist, without looking much more into the matter, Disney had unwittingly paid tribute to the Nazis.
All of this by ape-ing the cover of their Unknown Pleasures album which was released in 1979. Once music sites started sprouting up with the glaring contradiction to Disney’s “happiest place on earth” motif, they hastily removed it from their site and stores. A representative from Disney said “As soon as we became aware there could be an issue, we pulled it from our shelves and our online store to review the situation further.”
You’d think it was a far stretch but it’s not.…Continue Reading
Witnesses and alleged victims – three related girls between the ages of 12 and 16 – told an Orange County Sheriff’s deputy that Velasquez was in the wave pool and that, as the waves approached, Velasquez had either kissed their buttocks, pulled their swimsuits down or punched them in their private parts.
One of the girls reportedly told the deputy that she was punched in her genital area so hard it caused a “burning sensation.”
Still trying to get my brain wrapped around this one… Nope.
Once a Disney employee was made aware of the incident, Velasquez was quickly removed from the pool. Velasquez was escorted to the park office, where he was interviewed by a deputy. Velasquez’s wife, who was also at the park, went with him.
Deputies issued Velasquez a trespass warning for all of Disney properties and took him to jail.…Continue Reading