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Please, someone explain. I love Joy Division and I love going on vacation to Disney World but uhh... what?
it's funny, everything i've read online about this has been mostly "lol, disney are idiots do they not understand joy division are a credible indie band???" but if this shirt was made by some art student and sold in camden market every fucker within zone 3 would be wearing it.
Uhhhhhhhhh.... Does Disney know that the singer of this band hanged himself?! Do they know where the name "Joy Division" comes from?! Do they know how stupid this guy looks wearing this T-shirt?
It's the type of "ironic" thing that, were it not being sold by Disney, would go over swimmingly at Urban Outfitters.
Personally, I think there's a troll in Disney's merchandising department. I grew up in a family of Disney nerds, but my sisters and I also love Joy Division. We think these are perfect and want to buy them for our next Disney trip!
I read an article in the LA Times. They've contacted Peter Saville, the surviving members of Joy Division, and Disney for comment. Will be interesting to see what type of response they get. We're probably all being trolled.
it's really not that unlikely that a designer at the disney department of webstore merchandise-or-whatever-the-fuck is into JD and made this and somebody higher up said "fuck it, why not"
"See, THIS is how you belittle Joy Division's legacy. You're just not trying hard enough".