Disney has halted sales of a Mickey Mouse shirt after its comparisons to Joy Division drew web attention.
The shirt, which presented a silhouette of the iconic cartoon character's head filled with raised black-and-white lines, echoed the cover of the post-punk band's 1979 album "Unknown Pleasures." That album's own cover image, representing readings from the first pulsar discovery, was borrowed from an astronomy encyclopedia.
"Inspired by the iconic sleeve of Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures' album, this Waves Mickey Mouse Tee incorporates Mickey's image within the graphic of the pulse of a star. That's appropriate given few stars have made bigger waves than Mickey!" this listing, now removed, read.