Mermaids: get out of our landmarks

The always-astute Mr. Eric Sir is not too happy that a scale replica of SF’s Palace of Fine Arts has been erected as Ariel’s digs, instead of it’s usual function as a wedding photo backdrop, meeting place for alcatraz escapees, and place to fall in love with alleged axe murderers:

Disney’s decision to commercialize a scale model of the Palace of Fine Arts must not be tolerated. This move is clearly a middle-finger to San Francisco, a city which is serious about protesting the commercialization of public property. But we do enjoy irony, which is why the Walt Disney Family Museum is located on public land.

Uh, can I get a “hell yeah”? Read on.

Speaking of “erected”, ever notice how many boners are on the Little Mermaid cover art?

5 Responses to “Mermaids: get out of our landmarks”

  1. Architecturalist says:

    Oh please. Architecture (all art?!) is all about copying. The PoFA itself shamelessly stole historical architectural motifs, and that’s exactly what Disney has always done. If you want to talk about how The Little Mermaid as a disgustingly anti-feminist horror story (even without the penis palace), you’ll get my “hell yeah,” but arguments about architectural stealing and middle finger giving hold no water.

  2. Alissa says:

    I don’t find this at all objectionable. As a woman who grew up in the 80s/90s, The Little Mermaid was a pretty critical part of my childhood, and the Palace of Fine Arts is awesome, so why not put these two things together? Its like peanut butter and jelly! Or something. Except peanut butter is disgusting but you get what I’m saying.

  3. I am Bitter says:

    Dude, seriously? “Clearly a middle finger to San Francisco”?

    I think in order to do that Disneyland/California Adventure would need to create an attraction titled “FUCK YOU SAN FRANCISCO” where patrons must try to escape a homeless infested town and be drowned in fog.

    I love this town, but it’s shit like this and the “staple” bicycle rack debate that make me even more bitter.