Disney Decides To Stop Selling "Dive In" Panties For Young Girls

Gee, someone wasn’t thinking too clearly when they were designing High School Musical 2 themed panties for Disney. Sold in the UK, one pair of panties in a package of 5 read “Dive In” — a reference to a scene from the popular musical.

From the Daily Mail:

Mrs Ralph, 57, a civil servant, said: ‘I bought the packet of five multi-coloured knickers. Because they are in a packet, you can’t see the writing “Dive In” on them.

‘I was extremely shocked when I saw what was on them and I don’t believe Disney or anyone else is so stupid not to realise the implications of the wording they chose.

‘You let your children watch all these programmes, which are innocent and nice.

‘But the merchandising that runs alongside them is the complete opposite. It’s sexually suggestive, inappropriate and wholeheartedly wrong in some cases.

Disney has issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately, an oversight was made and the text on the underwear was used out context,” Disney said in a statement. “This product will not be part of any forthcoming collections and the remaining product has been removed from shelves.”

That’s probably for the best.

Outrage at High School Musical knickers for young girls emblazoned with the words ‘Dive In’ [Daily Mail]

Disney says no to ‘Musical’ panties
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