Walt Disney presents… Conchita Duck!
VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Walt Disney has created a new character inspired by this year’s Eurovision Song Contest winner, Conchita Wurst. The new character is a bearded version of Daisy Duck, known as Conchita Duck.
However, the move has created a string of complaints and controversy which has forced the German Ehapa-Verlag Publishing House, which created the character, to underline it will only be used for promotional purposes and will not be added in cartoons.
Austrian broadcaster ORF has said that Chonchita Duck will appear in comic books despite opposition. Conchita Wurst has already seen an ice cream inspired by her and a sausage named in her honour as well.
DID YOU KNOW?
Conchita Wurst won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Rise Like a Phoenix”. It marks Austria’s first win since 1966.