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barneysminnieI’ve never been overly vocal or critical about the whole skinny obsession. Even with all the anorexic-looking models filling the pages of the magazines I read, as a woman, I never really liked it, but suppose I accepted it.

But when we have fashion experts deeming even an iconic, animated rodent as too fat for fashion, I feel that we’ve crossed some kind of absurd line.

If you haven’t heard, Barney’s New York launched an “Electric Holiday” campaign that stretches and slenderizes some familiar childhood figures. Several Disney characters were used—from Daisy Duck and Goofy to Cruella De Vil—but it was Minnie Mouse—as the epitome of sweet, childhood memories, who ignited the uproar. Plus, of course, we have those Skinny Minnie references waiting for us.

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