In the aftermath of Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision win, businessmen hoping to capitalize on her success have introduced the Conchita Wurst sausage and the Conchita Wurst sausage-flavoured ice cream. Now the descendants of Walt Disney are muscling in and are ready to quack you up with the Conchita Duck.
The cartoon duck is meant to channel Conchita with her flowing black locks, hip-hugging dress, and distinctive beard. We’re not sure how the real-life Conchita will feel about the animated ducks’ shoes, which look like Louis Vuitton knock-offs…
According to the Austrian Times this “bearded version of Daisy Duck” has come to live in Duckburg, which is the centre of the duck universe in the fictional U.S. state of Calisota. As years pass, more and more ducks will appear, representing historical people.
Critics want to hand the animators an eraser—or at least hand Conchita Duck a razor. Some Disney fans have suggested that Walt Disney is rolling over in his grave because of the saucy, cross-dressing duck, and said that she insults his memory. Haters gonna hate….
The controversy has forced the German Ehapa-Verlag Publishing House, which created Conchita Duck, to ensure that she remains a marketing gimmick, and that she will not appear in films and books alongside Daisy Duck and Micky Mouse.
However, that doesn’t mean she can’t appear in her own films and books. ORF previously announced that Conchita Duck will begin appearing in comic strips within six months. Despite the opposition, this duck looks set to fly…
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