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Disney World and Disneyland are selling Joy Division-Mickey Mouse shirts

Joy Division Mickey Mouse shirt

The Walt Disney Company recently released a new product called the “Waves Mickey Mouse Tee for Adults”. As Pitchfork points out, the Waves shirt is a graphic tee that uses the cover of Joy Division’s debut 1979 album Unknown Pleasures. In the Disney version the wave through the middle of the image is reshaped into three circles, making the iconic Mickey Mouse shape. The Disney Store site writes of the shirt: “Inspired by the iconic sleeve of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures album, this Waves Mickey Mouse Tee incorporates Mickey's image within the graphic of the pulse of a star. That's appropriate given few stars have made bigger waves than Mickey!”

The shirt seems to be the only band inspired shirt on the site, so apparently there are some influential hipsters working in Disney’s clothing design department. The best part is that the shirt (which is only sold online and at Disneyland or World) is available online as an XXL only. So apparently Disney thinks that anyone who loves Joy Division and Mickey Mouse must be obese. Look at the poor man’s Justin Long wearing the shirt in question above and the Unknown Pleasures cover below.