Right-wing pundit Candace Owens recently expressed outrage that Disney cartoon character Minnie Mouse would dare wear a pantsuit.
It threatens the very â€œfabrics of our society!â€ she complained on Fox News Wednesday after learning about Minnieâ€™s planned scandalous attire.
The racy rodent is set to temporarily sport a new pantsuit â€” designed by Stella McCartney â€” which will be worn by a performer in a Minnie Mouse costume in March at Disneyland Paris to mark the parkâ€™s 30th anniversary and in recognition of Womenâ€™s History Month.
Owens slammed the chaos of such a move on â€œJesse Watters Primetime,â€ insisting itâ€™s a disturbing, planned distraction from more serious issues, which threatens to rend asunder Western culture.
â€œTheyâ€™re taking all of these things that nobody was offended by, and feel they have to get rid of them and destroy them,â€ Owens raged.
â€œBecause they are bored, they are absolutely bored, they are trying to destroy fabrics of our society, pretending that thereâ€™s issues. This is so everybody looks over here, look at Minnie Mouse, donâ€™t look at inflation, Jesse. Look at Minnie Mouse, the world is going forward because we have got her in a pantsuit. Never mind that we canâ€™t go to the grocery store and buy a piece of bacon unless youâ€™ve got $30 in your pocket.â€
Minnie first appeared on-screen nearly a century ago, and typically wears a red and white polka dot dress, which is hardly a la mode.
Fox has been hung up on female cartoon characters lately. Host Tucker Carlson complained last week that the recently revamped female M&M characters were a â€œturnoff.â€ Before you know it, you â€œwouldnâ€™t want to have a drink with any one of them,â€ he whined. â€œThe brown M&M has â€˜quoteâ€™ transitioned from high stilettos to lower block heels â€” also less sexy.â€
Later on â€œThe View,â€ co-host Ana Navarro quipped: â€œIf you want to have a drink with an 81-year-old candy, youâ€™ve got much bigger issues than what [shoes] that candy is wearing.â€
There was also plenty of pushback on Owens.