Joy Division Disney T-Shirt
2012-01-27 by TheVoiceAndTheSnake | 45 Comments
Disney has halted sales of a Mickey Mouse shirt, after its comparisons to Joy Division drew web and public attention. Details of the shirt included a silhouette of the iconic cartoon character's head filled with raised black-and-white lines, which instantly echoed the cover of the post-punk band's 1979 album "Unknown Pleasures".

"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," a Disney representative said, according to reports.

Former bassist, Peter Hook made light of the situation by replying "I take it as a compliment," he told the Los Angeles Times. "If I had a pound for every time someone bootlegged Joy Division, I'd be as rich as Disney. But it's interesting in a kitsch way. It's this cross between something very adult and this well-known image of childhood."





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Sconza
January 28th 2012
264 Comments


I'd buy it

Cursiver
January 28th 2012
48 Comments


I really do not see the big deal about it.

KILL
January 28th 2012
72086 Comments


cool

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 28th 2012
50869 Comments


I'd rather have the original


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Electric City
Staff Reviewer
January 28th 2012
15743 Comments


i dig the shirt i think its cute

KILL
January 28th 2012
72086 Comments


awww

Vesper
January 28th 2012
3085 Comments


These are going for ~$200 on eBay now, lol.

cvlts
January 28th 2012
8977 Comments


^yeah ridiculous

ShadowRemains
January 28th 2012
21327 Comments


Former bassist, Peter Hook made light of the situation by replying "I take it as a compliment," he told the Los Angeles Times. "If I had a pound for every time someone bootlegged Joy Division, I'd be as rich as Disney. But it's interesting in a kitsch way. It's this cross between something very adult and this well-known image of childhood."


very well said

foxblood
January 28th 2012
6797 Comments


that's quite an odd combination.

Vesper
January 28th 2012
3085 Comments


which instantly drew comparison echoed the cover

Also, wut, grammar plz.

This wasn't as entertaining as the T-shirt shitstorm with Akron/Family and Man is The Bastard.

foxblood
January 28th 2012
6797 Comments


no time for grammar this is serious business

dimsim3478
January 28th 2012
5322 Comments


That really seems like a rip-off of the Unknown Pleasures cover. I mean, it just seems like a piece of shit design when out of the "Joy Division rip-off" context.

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Vesper
January 28th 2012
3085 Comments


There's no "seems" about it (lolpun) - the product description specifically named Joy Division.

And I'm just waiting to see this shirt pop up in Williamsburg, because this is such hipster irony bait.

foxblood
January 28th 2012
6797 Comments


just wait until they get in trouble for making a shirt with a mickey head on the cover of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, the hipsters will fight to the death over them

EyesWideShut
January 28th 2012
3193 Comments


looks cool. it could go well with the New Balance' Unknown Pleasures sneakers. those look dope

Vesper
January 28th 2012
3085 Comments


This is the shirt to wear: http://unifclothing.com/shop/eat-a-d-3

Those sneakers were just pictures of a prototype that have been floating around for years but never went into production. New Balance sneakers are ugly, anyway.

Acanthus
January 28th 2012
9545 Comments


Original is great, the mouse not so much.

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Jellingman
January 28th 2012
357 Comments


Never thought i'd find Joy Division and Disney in the same news article.

Next - In the Aeroplane Over Disneyland

Tijnmans
January 28th 2012
358 Comments


Hipster: The Shirt

gabethepiratesquid
January 28th 2012
4521 Comments


Joy Division fans just got all pissy because THEIR BANDS ARE REALLY SERIOUS and Disney can't make shirts based off of their album cover.

Timmons
January 28th 2012
561 Comments


cool shirt

sexualsoybean
January 28th 2012
912 Comments


"Joy Division fans just got all pissy because THEIR BANDS ARE REALLY SERIOUS and Disney can't make shirts based off of their album cover."

I dont think thats what this article is about actually but thanks for trying?

Cool shirt, its going to be hot on ebay now.

Tom93M
Contributing Reviewer
January 28th 2012
1106 Comments


I think its pretty cool. But yeah, i'd just get an original.

gabethepiratesquid
January 28th 2012
4521 Comments


@sexualsoybean: I was just commenting on how Joy Division fans were getting pissy about the shirt? lol

jefflebowski
January 28th 2012
8257 Comments


Peter Hook in not-being-a-massive-bellend shock

gabethepiratesquid
January 28th 2012
4521 Comments


Peter Hook makes really bad generic UNST UNST UNST house now.

jefflebowski
January 28th 2012
8257 Comments


he's also an asshole

TheVoiceAndTheSnake
January 28th 2012
3663 Comments


Fuck, I just realized how many grammar mistakes are in this article.

I'll fix it later

bloc
January 28th 2012
35004 Comments


Shit that's a nice shirt

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Titan50
January 28th 2012
4588 Comments


@sexualsoybean: I was just commenting on how Joy Division fans were getting pissy about the shirt? lol


But they're not? lol

newjunkaesthetic93
January 28th 2012
1871 Comments


I would buy one, not for the jacked up ebay prices though.

discoedave
January 28th 2012
21 Comments


yes, but is it available on vinyl?

sexualsoybean
January 28th 2012
912 Comments


@sexualsoybean: I was just commenting on how Joy Division fans were getting pissy about the shirt? lol

Literally no where in the article are fans getting "pissy" and even in the comments people are saying the shirt is cool. Why are you just making stuff up? I mean i know you are a troll but jesus get a life or something

wabbit
January 28th 2012
7020 Comments


just as Ian Curtis envisioned as he hanged himself (i think he hanged himself)

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
January 28th 2012
16137 Comments


Almost bought one of these but decided to hold out for the Studio Ghibli/Cure collaboration.

wabbit
January 28th 2012
7020 Comments


lol ya I agree, the production held up better over time.

TheVoiceAndTheSnake
January 29th 2012
3663 Comments


"yes, but is it available on vinyl?"

Disney presents "Magical Pleasures" coming soon on vinyl and CD

themainmast
January 29th 2012
252 Comments


why is this such a big deal? i didn't even like disney world...

jefflebowski
January 29th 2012
8257 Comments


oh dead god not the mental images

Pentagon
January 29th 2012
1998 Comments


fucking m/

iFghtffyrdmns
January 30th 2012
7047 Comments


good response on hook's part imo

Vesper
January 30th 2012
3085 Comments


oh dead god

So jefflebowski is Nietzsche now. Cool.

Nikkolae
January 30th 2012
4866 Comments


this seems like a nice purchase for the misses, if they release it im getting one.

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oltnabrick
December 28th 2012
31294 Comments


should have gotten one of these when i went to disney last winter.

lol

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