Teen Panty Ad Shocks Disney

Speechless execs say Chinese billboard will be removed immediately
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Apr 30, 2008 12:48 PM CDT
Miley Cyrus has been 'grounded' by Disney after sexy Vanity Fair pics came out.   (Getty Images (by Event) Individuals)
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(Newser) – Red-faced Disney execs paused their Miley Cyrus finger-wagging yesterday when asked about a billboard showcasing an underage model in Disney-themed skivvies above a Beijing subway station, Slate reports. The ad, paid for by the squeaky-clean cartoon empire, features a pig-tailed pubescent girl lounging in mouse-logo bra and panties playing with a pair of Minnie Mouse puppets.

The Disney spokeswoman leading the attack on the suggestive Cyrus photos passed the query to Disney’s consumer-products division, who also quickly passed the buck. "It has caught us totally by surprise," one exec admitted, blaming a licensee who was “supposed to submit any kind of imagery to us before it is used.”