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Stop Barneys and Disney From Changing Characters Into Supermodels
Petition Background (Preamble):
On November 14th, 2012, Barneys' Madison Avenue store will unleash a store display featuring Disney characters, like Minnie Mouse, as rail-thin models. Children, most of all, are greatly influenced by Disney characters.
In a study on fifth graders, 10 year old girls and boys told researchers they were dissatisfied with their own bodies after watching a music video by Britney Spears or a clip from the TV show "Friends".
Viewing these cartoon characters as emaciated models can negatively affect children and adults alike.
The Stop Barneys and Disney From Changing Characters Into Supermodels petition to Barneys New York, The Walt Disney Co. was written by Nicole Javorsky and is in the category Media Issues at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: disney, barneys, electric holiday, supermodels, body, eating disorders