Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Bizarro Mickey Mouse: Part One

Two stories that broke recently seemed to connect in my mind, so I'll discuss them both. It seems that in two other countries, it's been revealed that people are using unauthorized copies of Mickey Mouse, and doing so in nefarious ways.

On the one hand, we have Tomorrow's Pioneers, a Palestinian children's show hosted by Farfour, a Mickey Mouse look-a-like who preaches the destruction of Israel to little children. You can actually watch a clip on YouTube and it's pretty shocking. The show includes children reading poems with lines like "It is the time of death, we will fight a war." Farfur also criticizes President Bush. Just what we all want in a children's show - political rhetoric. Not surprisingly, Disney isn't too happy about it. There's a great quote from Walt Disney's own daughter calling the character "pure evil." Can't argue too much about that.

After international outcry, the character of Farfour was taken off the show, but amazingly, they actually killed him! In this clip, we see Farfour being given the land of Palestine by his grandfather, and then the Jewish conspiracy (for some reason, in the form of a P. Diddy-like black man) tries to bribe and then stabs Farfour to death to get the land. They actually martyred a cartoon character in front of its underage audience. No matter how you feel about the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians, I hope we can all agree that's not something children need to be exposed to. Although I personally wouldn't mind seeing Barney getting stabbed to death...
Part two coming up.

3 comments:

Mauricem said...

It's hard to disagree with Disney's daughter on this one. It's genuinely disturbing to think about children being indoctrinated like that. Kind of like watching Goofy leading a Neo-Nazi rally or Bugs Bunny calling for kids to beat up n***ers.
I couldn't help snickering thinking about the little middle-eastern guy sweating while trying to hold up that huge unwieldy Mickey head.

Monkey Migraine said...

Dear Sir,

What kind of sicko would use a cartoon character to preach death and destruction to little children?

Signed,
Joe Camel

Mauricem said...

LOL!