The reasons I do point the finger at Disney and Paris Hilton are these:
I saw first-hand the result of 101 Dalmations…the explosion of BYBs producing deaf, ill-tempered dogs who usually had to be put down because suddenly everybody "had" to have a cute Dalmation puppy. Disney's responsibility in this is glorification of have huge numbers of dogs without at least setting out a disclaimer about not adopting a dog if you can't take care of it.
Ms. Hilton is so shallow that every item she comes in contact with becomes an accessory. "That's hot!" until it enters her closet and pees...then it's "out." Ms. Reese Witherspoon brilliantly showed our young people how to use an animal as a fashion statement in her film "Legally Blonde."
My irritation is aimed at Hollywood in general rather than specific individuals due to its celebration of irresponsibility, ridiculous values and bad behavior. "Fad dogs" is a symptom of this.
Well I strongly disagree, but I do understand you point of view, since so very many people feel that way.
I sure don't, nor can I, blame movies/books/video games/actors etc for what people do. Sure they can inspire, and people idolize, but it's the person that acts on this "urge" whom is the one responsible for their actions.
The disclaimer is a bit much. If we have to start warning "stupid people" not to do what they see…well....we will have to put disclaimers on everything! They are already on dangerous reality/stunt shows (as they should be), but once we cross over to animated Disney family movies...well then we might as well start putting them on everything.