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Hello users. A common complaint I sometimes get about Down Under is that the protagonist, Emily, is completely topless as a mermaid, which is apparently taboo if your a female anywhere over the age of... I don't know, 1? This has brought up some controversy on what constitutes as appropriate.

Mainly this is due to Disney's portrayals of mermaids. They had to stay PC so they never showed a female mermaid of any age with an exposed chest.

...Or didn't they?

Here are some excerpts from a Disney's The Little Mermaid Golden Book:
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That's right, these are 100% real. I did not edit these in the slightest. This is an official Little Mermaid product straight from the Walt Disney Company featuring merchildren,, one of whom is female, with completely uncovered chests

You probably noticed that the female character didn't have nipples drawn on her. I suppose that is where Disney drew the line on showing a young mergirl's chest.

Think Again.

Here are the last 3 pages from the 6th issue of Disney and Marvel's Little Mermaid 1992 comic book series:
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I think the evidence is quite clear. Even though they gave young Ariel and her sisters brassieres in that sh*tty 2008 DVD, back in the 90's, Disney didn't worry about putting tops on young mermaids and didn't bother to do so because they had nothing to hide and it wasn't a big deal. I find it kind of ridiculous that the censorship standards could have grown much more rigid in that short period of time between then and now. If Disney could get away with it, why can't anyone else?

These images are all completely genuine and undoctored, you can look them up yourself.

So anytime any of you want to get on my back about Emily's lack of attire, just look at these OFFICIAL Little Mermaid products (one of their most popular movies, one of the most well known works about mermaids, and a film lots of people have watched as children) which The Walt Disney Company, yes... THE Walt Disney Company, officially released to the general public back in the 90's, when many of us were growing up, and see how THEY dressed merchildren.

Case Closed


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I do cartoons and comics about all the aspects of life.



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Davey-The-Human Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
B-day gift in the house, check it out:D…
AceOfSpadesProduc100 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:party: Party from the Department of Redundancy Department, who is celebrating your birthday, is a department, and is wishing you a happy birthday.
TaichiKudo56 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Happy birthdaqy ^^
C-blaze21 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!
brockisok Featured By Owner 2 days ago
happy bday
Djjacob1954 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Happy Birthday!
BonnieBunny2 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see you like the nudist art
GamingMetalhead999 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Hi Max! How are ya dude? :)
artman7391 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for adding me to your watch
MaxWhittemore Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Filmographer
Thanks. I'm also doing a story about a kid who turns into a mermaid
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