Like I said, being a Disney fan isn’t as easy as it looks.
Donning my “ears of honesty” I confess that I am often times selective about whom I share my Disney obsession with. I’ve found that people can be more than a little judgmental when it comes to the world of Disney-fandom and for those of you who are self proclaimed “Mouseologists” you know that an encounter with a non-Disney fan can quickly turn hostile. I know you know what I’m talking about – reactions ranging from anything from a raised eyebrow to a scoffing chuckle to an outright verbal slam of “Isn’t that for kids?” or my personal all-time favorite of, ” I hate Mickey Mouse” Whatever the content of the comment, constant negative remarks can start to wear on a fan after awhile. Hence, I’ve grown careful and often times a little bit quiet. But lately, I’ve become ashamed of my shame and really, just had enough of the Disney-haters in the world.
Why should I be ashamed that 90% of the artwork that adorns my walls is Disney related? Who cares that Mickey Mouse is on my measuring cups and Tinkerbell’s pixie print is sprinkled across my pajama bottoms? Yeah, I’ve got a ceramic Mr. Toad figurine on my desk and the Enchanted Tiki Room logo stamped on my coasters – so what? I’m not suggesting you wear your Mickey ears to work or tack your work name badge onto the end of your pin lanyard but what I am calling for is for fans worldwide to take a stand against the Disney-haters in this world. So down with the naysayer, the Mouse-basher and the joy-killer. Say it loud, say it proud – I LOVE MICKEY MOUSE!