Popular Disney characters Princess Jasmine and Aladdin have been transformed into Hamas terrorists holding other cartoons such as Snow White and Cinderella hostage in a controversial pro-Israel campaign that has already caused an online backlash.
The original aim of the series about the war in Gaza by artist aleXsandro Palombo, who is known for his irreverent cartoon stunts, was for people to "meditate" on it but a writer for blog Jezebel has already deemed it a "fail of epic proportions".
"I meditated and the only feeling I could come up with is disgust," wrote Mark Shrayber, upon receiving the press release about the campaign.
One picture depicts Aladdin and Jasmine wearing Hamas-green dresses and a green headband with the Shahada in Arabic, holding hostage three characters from the Family Guy cartoon: Lois Griffin and the Jewish father-and-son Mort and Neil Goldman.
The poster reads "Stop Hamas" in the characteristic Disney Font. In another image, the Aladdin couple is seen holding hostage Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora (Sleeping Beauty).
In the last picture of the series, other cartoons turned Hamas terrorists are shown, notably Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Meg Griffin, Chris Griffin, and Alice in Wonderland.
"Terrorism is like cancer, something that you have to fight," said Palombo in his press release.
However, netizens flocked to Twitter to express their disapproval at what they considered an insensitive PR stunt over the Gaza tragedy.