Given how litigious Disney is when it comes to appropriation of their beloved, wholesome characters intended for children and weird adults, it's a bit surprising that they're now hawking a Joy Division-"inspired" (i.e. totally ripped off, but juuuust different enough to avoid a law suit) Mickey Mouse t-shirt on Disneystore.com. Sure, Joy Division were a very important, very talented group (and likely huge Disney fans), but are you telling us that the President of Disney Merch HQ doesn't realize that the band named itself after a literary slang term for women in concentration camps who were forced to prostitute themselves for Nazi officers? Yes, that's probably what you're telling us. The shirt features similar waves from the cover of the band's classic album, Unknown Pleasures, designed by Peter Saville, and it's already sold out. Plan on seeing these babies going for $240.95 instead of Disney's price of $24.95 by Wednesday. [Via TheDailySwarm]
Below: A close-up on the Mickey-Division design as well as the original cover of Unknown Pleasures.