Something's wrong with this picture: The Walt Disney Company owns a major stake in VICE Media, a youth-oriented media company. The Financial Times and other news outlets have reported that VICE has been helping Philip Morris International – maker of Marlboro cigarettes – market its deadly products to young people around the world.
Mickey Mouse shouldn't have anything to do with the Marlboro Man!
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I was very concerned to learn that VICE Media, a youth-focused media agency partially owned by The Walt Disney Company, is helping Philip Morris International market cigarettes to young people around the world.
Disney should tell VICE to end its relationship with the tobacco industry immediately.
According to media reports, VICE recently began providing advertising services to Philip Morris, which makes Marlboro cigarettes. It's highly irresponsible for VICE to use its expertise in youth marketing to help one of the world's largest tobacco companies sell more of its deadly products. And Disney shouldn't be associated with companies that act in a socially irresponsible manner and contribute to the global tobacco epidemic, which kills six million people each year.
Mickey Mouse shouldn’t have anything to do with the Marlboro Man. For kids’ sake - and the sake of Disney's reputation - Disney should tell VICE to end this harmful relationship now.