Disneyland’s social media accounts have been hacked by a self-proclaimed ‘super hacker’ who made racists posts in an effort to seek ‘revenge’ on the theme park.
He made multiple posts featuring the n-word, claimed to have invented COVID-19 and alleged he was working on a new COVID20 virus.
He also revealed the attack was in revenge of Disney staff who mocked him ‘for having a small penis.’
Disney deleted the posts from its account – which has more than 8.4 million followers – within the hour.
The company did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment or explain what happened.
The social media hack marks the latest controversy for The Walt Disney Company which recently sparred off with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis following an employee walkout over the state’s so-called Don’t Say Gay bill.
The hacker, who identified himself as David Do, took over the park’s Instagram and Facebook accounts early Thursday morning, making a slew of derogatory posts threatening black people
The Los Angeles-based theme park deleted the posts within an hour of Do publishing them
Do made his first post Thursday around 3.50am PST alleging he was a super hacker ‘here to bring revenge upon Disneyland.’
‘I am f***ing tired of all these n***** Disney employees mocking me for having a small penis,’ he posted. ‘WHO’S THE TOUGH GUY NOW JEROME? GET HACKED YOU F****ING F******.’
In another post he said he he ‘invented covid and blamed it on wuhan,’ adding: ‘Cuz f*** yall.’
‘I am working on Covid20 – You n***** better hide before I release this new deadly virus,’ he penned in another post, captioning a photo of black pallbearers carrying a coffin. ‘With help of my crew DramaAlert @akademiks.’
He also shared an image of two men captioned ‘u n***** are watching Disney Channel,’ an apparent racist take on a mid-2000s promotion used by Disney’s television station.
‘Disney stars would say the popular catchphrase ‘you’re watching Disney Channel’ and draw the iconic mouse ears using a magic wand.
‘Disney land giving all u n***** a discount,’ he added. He shared two selfies on the account’s stories, captioning one: ‘KILL ALL N******S. DAVID DO IS HERE.’
The hacker also encouraged social media users to follow his private Instagram account @chi11estpanda.
The account is believed to belong David Do, however DailyMail.com has not yet confirmed if the Do associated with @chi11estpanda is responsible for the hack.
claimed to have invented COVID-19 and alleged he was working on a new COVID20 virus
He alleged he was creating the ‘new deadly’ Covid20 virus with the held of ‘my crew DramaAlert’
Do made his first post Thursday around 3.50am PST alleging he was a super hacker ‘here to bring revenge upon Disneyland.’ He also threatened to kill black people
He also made a racist post that seemingly tried to mimic a mid-2000s promotion used by Disney’s television station. In the ad, Disney stars would say the popular catchphrase ‘you’re watching Disney Channel’ and draw the iconic mouse ears using a magic wand
The hacking comes on the heels of several controversies involving The Walt Disney Company, most notably the apparent feud with Florida’s DeSantis.
In March, the Republican governor signed a law into measure that dissolves Reedy Creek Improvement District, the private government Walt Disney World controls on its property, over the course of a year.
The move, which came after the conglomerate criticized his so-called Don’t Say Gay Bill, rips up the 55-year-old deal that allowed Disney to regulate land, enforce building codes and treat wastewater – and could cost the company millions in lost local taxes and $2billion in bond debt.
Disney claims that there is a clause in its original contract that stipulates the state is responsible for its $2billion bond debt.
The company had issued those bonds – seen as an extremely safe financial investment – to fund the expansion of Walt Disney World Resort.
But unwinding Reedy Creek means families from Orange and Osceola counties would be on the hook for between $2,200 and $2,800 each – as residents have to be taxes equally – because the district would be absorbed into both areas.
Passage of the legislation was viewed as punishment for the entertainment giant opposing a new Florida law that critics call the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.
The law forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.
The hacking comes on the heels of several controversies involving The Walt Disney Company, most notably the apparent feud with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (pictured May 9, 2022)
In March, DeSantis signed a law into measure that dissolves Reedy Creek Improvement District, the private government Walt Disney World controls on its property
The move came after Disney strongly criticized DeSantis’ so-called Don’t Say Gay bill, which forbids discussing homosexuality or transgender issues for children from kindergarten to third grade. Disney employees are seen protesting the bill in March 2022
Protesters are pictured outside of Disney’s Burbank, California location in March 2022
What is the Parental Rights in Education law?
HB 1557 was introduced by two Republican members of the Florida Legislature – Representative Joe Harding and Senator Dennis Baxley.
They say the bill’s aim is to ’empower parents’ in their children’s education, and make teachers recognize the distinction between ‘instruction’ and ‘discussion.’
‘What we’re prohibiting is instructing them in a specific direction,’ Baxley said about how teachers lead students in a classroom.
‘Students can talk about whatever they want to bring up, but sometimes the right answer is, ”You really ought to talk to your parents about that.”’
It states that ‘classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur.’
Part of it applies to kids in kindergarten through third grade, while a vague portion bans all discussion of ‘sexual orientation or gender identity’ in a ‘manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate.’
It also requires districts to ‘adopt procedures for notifying a student’s parent if there is a change in the student’s services or monitoring related to the student’s mental, emotional, or physical health or well-being,’ something LGBTQ advocates argue could lead to students being outed to their parents without the student’s knowledge or consent.
The state House approved the bill in February. It was passed in the state Senate on March 8 in a 22-17 vote. DeSantis signed it into law on March 28 and it will come into effect on July 1.
As the bill made its way through the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, Disney, a powerful player in Florida politics, suspended its political donations in the state, and LGBTQ advocates who work for the company criticized CEO Bob Chapek for what they said was his slow response speaking out against the bill.
Chapek came under fire after a group of LGBTQ employees at Disney asked their coworkers to join them in walking out of their workplaces during their breaks every day since March 15 to demand Disney ‘protect employees and their families in the face of such open and unapologetic bigotry.’
The friction began with an internal memo from Chapek on March 7 after a meeting with members of the company’s LGBT community.
In the note, cited by local media, Chapek said he was hesitant for Disney to speak out against the Florida bill, which has received condemnation for impeding students’ access to ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ information at elementary schools.
Corporate statements ‘do very little to change outcomes or minds’ and instead are ‘often weaponized by one side or the other to further divide and inflame,’ Chapek wrote.
Staff at Disney-owned Pixar Animation Studios said in a letter to Chapek they were ‘disappointed, hurt, afraid and angry’ over their company’s silence on the passing of the bill.
In an attempt to mend his relationship with employees after his highly criticized memo, Chapek said that he plans to go on a global listening tour of employees, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Chapek’s initial statements were met with a barrage of objections, as they were seen as a lack of support for the LGBT community. A campaign to boycott Disney circulated on social media.
Disney did end up issuing a statement condemning DeSantis’ signing of the bill. The statement read: ‘Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, should never have passed and should never have been signed into law.’
‘Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting the national and state organizations working to achieve that.
‘We are dedicated to standing up for the rights and safety of LGBTQ+ members of the Disney family, as well as the LGBTQ+ community in Florida and across the country,’ the statement continued.
Last month, Disney announced it is delaying the opening of its Florida tech campus, which would relocate 2,000 workers from California, until 2026.
However, Disney officials insisted the delay had nothing to do with the clash with DeSantis and said they simply needed more time to build the campus.
The campus will house digital technology, finance, and product development employees and the company’s giant theme park resort, Walt Disney World, will be located about 20 miles away.
Disney could soon lose exclusive rights to its most iconic cartoon character as Mickey Mouse’s 95-year copyright is set to expire in two years. Mickey Mouse is pictured with Walt Disney in 1928
Mickey will become available for the public domain in 2024, following U.S. copyright laws that state intellectual property on artistic work expires at the 95-year mark
Meantime, Disney could also soon lose exclusive rights to its most iconic cartoon character as Mickey Mouse’s 95-year copyright is set to expire in two years.
Mickey will become available for the public domain in 2024 under U.S. copyright law that states intellectual property on artistic work expires 95 years after first publication.
Mickey Mouse first appeared in the 1920s and has become both the symbol for media conglomerate Disney and one of the most recognizable animated characters.
When he first appeared in 1928, Disney’s copyright was protected for 56 years but as the beloved cartoon character approached the end of its copyright, Disney successfully lobbied for the Copyright Act of 1976 which extended protections to 75 years.
In 1998, Disney lobbied for a further extension, giving it protection for 95 years.
It is unclear whether the entertainment giant plans to make another move before 2023 to prevent Mickey from being moved into the public domain.
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