23.01.12 by Jeff

Disney Joy Division t-shirt?

Disney Mickey Mouse Joy Division t-shirt
Weird news of the day: Disney is actually selling a Mickey Mouse t-shirt inspired by Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” album, via their Disney Store. Are they pandering to hipster parents at the cost of their brand image? Is there a negative to associating Mickey with a band, whose name is a reference to sex slaves in concentration camps, and a lead singer who committed suicide? The shirts have all sold out.

Disney Mickey Mouse Joy Division t-shirt
via: pitchfork

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • Intense. Definitely green-lighted by clueless higher-ups!

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  • Eva

    They also have one modeled after Iron Maiden, with Animal on drums.

  • Buster

    Well this will do more damage to joy division than it will to Disney

    • Mila Stone


  • lapetitefaon

    the merger of the two by Disney is totally kooky idea but aesthetically…I think its beautiful?!

  • guy
  • Driggers

    I think pandering to hipsters would be accurate. It’s just like every single play on words that have been done with the iconic Black Flag logo.

  • sanjit

    forget Disney’s reputation (they have a horrible one), what about Joy Division? This trend of making a profit by commercializing old bands because they are seen as ‘edgy’, is getting annoying.

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