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Folks are loving this year’s Disney Pride collection — but there’s one criticism

One of the most eagerly awaited Pride collections each year is the one from Disney. Let’s face it, there are a lot of queer, hardcore Disney fans!

The 2024 collection dropped this week and received an overwhelmingly positive response online.

The merchandise includes a ‘Mickey Mouse Spirit Jersey for Adults’ (the black top below) and a ‘Mickey Mouse Pullover Sweatshirt for Adults’ (the grey top below). There’s also a ‘Mickey Mouse ‘Love’ Ear Headband’ and ‘Mickey Mouse Bucket Hats’.

The Disney Pride collection
(Photo: Disney Parks)
The Disney Pride collection 2024
(Photo: Disney Parks)

Online, many offered praise.

“I love it, not so clashy as last year’s,” said one person.

“I’m straight and I’ll probably buy these! This collection is as cute as it gets!” said another.

There’s also a new range of Disney pins.

In a press statement, Disney said, “The Disney Pride Collection was created by members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community. The Walt Disney Company proudly works with nonprofits throughout the year to support the LGBTQIA+ community.”

Of course, on Facebook and Instagram, the collection prompted a few negative comments from the holier-than-thou crowd.


One small complaint

Besides the predictable howling from those offended by the show of support for queer people, even fans of Disney had one small quibble.

“Wish there were tank tops or something cause sweatshirts ain’t it for the Florida summer 🤣🥵” said one person.

“Pride month is in June, how come all winter clothes and no tank tops?” agreed another.

Hmmm… they kind of have a point. However, besides that, it’s good to see Disney still proudly producing its queer-flavored merchandise. It comes a few days after Target decided to scale back its Pride merchandise. It follows the company getting major backlash last year from right-wing figures for selling clothing and other items emblazoned with rainbows.

Target said that it would sell its Pride-related merchandise online and only at a select number of its 2,000 stories. It has not clarified how many stores will stock the items.

In an email to The Guardian, a spokesperson said, “Target is committed to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community during Pride Month and year-round. Most importantly, we want to create a welcoming and supportive environment for our LGBTQIA+ team members, which reflects our culture of care for the over 400,000 people who work at Target.”

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