Disneyland’s Instagram Page Flooded With Racist Rhetoric
The hacker identified themself as "David Do" and proceeded to use racist and homophobic slurs in a number of uploads.
by Nick Fenley
July 07, 2022 at 8:19 pm
People following Disneyland’s official Instagram account might have had quite a surprise if they were scrolling through their feed early on Thursday.
The official Disneyland Instagram appears to have been hacked. At least four recent posts contain racial slurs and expletives. pic.twitter.com/mzQMUFwWjh— Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) July 7, 2022
According to Newsweek, a man identifying himself as David Do began uploading to the Disneyland Instagram page at 3:50 a.m., calling himself a “super hacker that is here to bring revenge upon Disneyland.”
The hacker begins by espousing strange, hateful messages.
Accompanying a supposed photo of “David Do,” the hacker wrote, “I am f**king tired of all these n***er Disney employees mocking me for having a small penis.”
“WHO’S THE TOUGH GUY NOW JEROME? GET HACKED YOU F**KING F****TS,” “David Do” continued.
“I am working on Covid20 — You n***as better hide before I release this new deadly virus. With the help of my crew DramaAlert,” the hacker added in a separate post, notably tagging DJ Akademiks at the end of the message.
It’s also worth adding that the photo above this caption featured a group of Black men carrying a funeral casket.
The madness didn’t end there, as the hacker uploaded a supposed selfie accompanied by another COVID-related caption.
“Thinkin about that time I invented COVID and blamed it on Wuhan cuz f**k y’all,” the caption read.
In a fourth and final post, “David Do” also wrote, “Disney land giving all u n***as a discount.”
In addition to these uploads, “David Do” also uploaded at least two Instagram Stories from the Disneyland account.
“KILL ALL N***ERS. DAVID DO IS HERE,” the hacker wrote.
— JamesJones (@James1994Jones) July 7, 2022
Once news began spreading, people began sharing their thoughts on social media. Check out what some Twitter users had to say down below.
Others were stuck on the absurdity of the situation.
what even makes you wake up and want to hack Disneyland’s instagram tho💀
— Sunlyn (@sunlynchiraya) July 7, 2022
Not the Disneyland instagram page getting hacked LMAO WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE
— … (@aquatofanaa) July 7, 2022
However, others took the incident more seriously, with one user noting that it was more than a mere hack.
I think calling what is happening to Disneyland’s Instagram a “hack” does not truly explain what is happening rn
— C Man — HOW BOUT THEM DAWGS (football only) (@colemanhruss) July 7, 2022
Someone hacked the @Disneyland Instagram and it’s really disgusting.
— Andryanna Sheppard (@AndryannaTV) July 7, 2022
Regardless, everyone seemed to agree on one thing: the Disneyland Instagram hack was completely unexpected.
The #Disneyland Instagram being hacked by a racist person wasn’t on my bingo card for this year.
— Jared S (@JaredASizemore) July 7, 2022
In a statement to Newsweek, a Disneyland Resort spokesperson noted that an investigation is currently underway.
“Disneyland Resort’s Facebook and Instagram accounts were compromised early this morning. We worked quickly to remove the reprehensible content, secure our accounts, and our security teams are conducting an investigation,” the spokesperson said.