Candace Owens Rages at Minnie Mouse Pantsuit: 'Trying to Destroy Fabrics of Our Society'

Political commentator Candace Owens has criticized a redesign of Disney's iconic character Minnie Mouse during an appearance on Fox News.

Owens spoke to Jesse Watters while on his show, Jesse Watters Prime Time, Wednesday and insisted Disney was attempting to address a non-existent problem with the character's outfit. She also went as far as to say the decision was an attempt to "destroy fabrics of our society."

The design change, which sees Minnie Mouse ditch her red and white polka dot dress for a blue and black polka dot pantsuit, is intended to be temporary.

The dress was created by fashion designer Stella McCartney to mark Disneyland Paris' 30th anniversary. The redesign is intended to be worn only in March, by those in a Minnie Mouse costume performing at the theme park.

"I am so glad they are doing this," Owens said sarcastically.

"Let me just tell you, Jesse, it goes back to what they did with the M&M's and now they are making her more masculine, I'm glad they are seeing that this needed to be addressed."

Mars faced a backlash last week after updating its M&M's mascot cartoon characters. The company said it made the changes as part of its "global commitment to creating a world where everyone feels they belong, and society is inclusive."

Newsweek reported on Fox News host Tucker Carlson complaining about the chocolate mascot change during his show.

Talking about the Disney costume, Owens continued to joke: "All of us were traumatized when we saw Minnie Mouse and she was looking like a female as we were growing up."

Owens then claimed the design change was to distract people from the issues of the day, such as inflation and grocery costs.

"This is why people don't take these people seriously, they are taking all of these things, that nobody was offended by and feel they have to get rid of them and destroy them.

"[This is] because they are bored, they are absolutely bored, they are trying to destroy the fabrics of our society pretending that there are issues.

"This is so everybody looks over here, look at Minnie Mouse, don't look at inflation, Jesse. Look at Minnie Mouse, the world is going forward because we have got her in a pantsuit.

"Nevermind that you can't get anything in the grocery store and you can't buy a piece of bacon unless you have got thirty dollars in your pocket, at least we are addressing the real problem which is Minnie Mouse."

On Tuesday, Disney's official fan club website announced upcoming changes to Disneyland Paris for its 30th anniversary. This included new daytime and nighttime shows, as well as new exhibitions.

Designer McCartney noted her excitement in giving Minnie Mouse a new look to mark the anniversary.

"I wanted Minnie to wear her very first pantsuit at Disneyland Paris, so I have designed one of my iconic costumes, a blue tuxedo, using responsibly sourced fabrics," McCartney said.

"This new take on her signature polka dots makes Minnie Mouse a symbol of progress for a new generation.

"She will wear it in honor of Women's History Month in March 2022. I can't wait for you to see this new look at Walt Disney Studios Park."

Newsweek has contacted Owens for comment.

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A cast member dressed as cartoon character Minnie Mouse takes part in the official reopening ceremony of Hong Kong's Disneyland on June 18, 2020. Candace Owens hosts during a taping of "Candace" Hosted By Candace Owens on January 4, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. Candace Owens complained about the redesign of Minnie Mouse while on Fox News. Anthony Wallace and Brett Cralsen/Getty Images