The fairy tales continue…
I don’t know whether to be tickled or horrified. Tinkerbell has been named a UN ambassador. Say it with me, “What?!”
Apparently, in order to make good use of this beloved animated character and to garner support and promotion for kids to take good care of the environment, they honored her with this title. I don’t know if I should even say “her” because she is a CARTOON CHARACTER. She was in a movie about pirates and men who don’t want to grow up. Really.
Kiyo Akasaka, who is the under-secretary-general for communications and public information says, “We’re delighted Tinker Bell has agreed to be our Honorary Ambassador of Green. This beloved animated character can help us inspire kids and their parents to nurture nature and do what they can to take care of the environment.”
In a way, I suppose it makes sense. Tinkerbell is a beloved Disney character, her costume IS green, and she spreads fairy dust, which if it was a real substance, would cause a huge environmental boost in that we wouldn’t need our cars anymore.
As for the future, let’s expect to see Oscar the Grouch as an ambassador for recycling and the Cookie Monster as an ambassador for childhood obesity.Perez Hilton Tinkerbell Becomes Official UN Ambassador