A hug from Mr. Mouse
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Have you ever wondered why Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny wear white gloves?
One theory is that it might be from the American minstrels tradition, where artists like Al Jolson wore blackface and white gloves.
Another theory for adding the white gloves was to allow audiences to distinguish the characters’ hands when they appeared against their bodies (Mickey did not appear in colour until 1935). The three black lines on the backs of his gloves represent darts in the gloves’ fabric extending between the fingers, typical of kid glove design of the era.
Wearing Mickey’s kid gloves