A 60-year-old man was found guilty of groping a Disney World employee dressed as Minnie Mouse. "It doesn't matter she was grabbed. She's just a mouse," said prosecutor David Bear. "It's not just a mouse. It's a person." [ClickOrlando]
Has anyone here been groped by Goofy? From my Disneyworld discussions with friends, I think it's a phenomenon.
These costumes give people this illusion of anonymity. Costumed employees grope guests because, aw, that cuddly animal is so cute and harmless. Guests grope Minne because it's not like she's REAL. How do we forget so easily there is a person under all that felt?