Hooky denies knowledge of Joy Divison ‘Mickey Mouse’ t-shirt

Peter Hook may be content to drag the corpse of Joy Division around the globe reheating the band’s songs on tribute tours, however he denies any involvement with the creation of Disney’s JD inspired Mickey Mouse t-shirt.

As reported on Pitchfork yesterday, Disney has created a tee that combines Mickey’s unmistakable silhouette with the album artwork from Unknown Pleasures. Yes, that is the sound of Ian Curtis rolling in his grave.

While many pointed the finger at Hooky, he has told MTV that he doesn’t know who gave the approval for the shirt to be created: “Since the others don’t talk to me I wouldn’t know…I have seen a lot of Mickey Mouse t-shirts in my time. But I have to say this is probably the best… I hope that [Disney] will be as understanding when we start doing Donald Duck shirts.”

Pitchfork reports that the other members of New Order – due on our shores for Future Music Festival this March – were not involved in the creation of the shirt, however, they declined to officially comment when approached by the publication.