A right-wing Twitter user has accused these innocent Toy Story characters at Disney World of being racist, suggesting they only excitedly hugged a young black girl so they wouldn’t look bad on social media. Matt Walsh accused Woody and Jessie of being friendly to black children to keep the left happy.
A Tweet Ignites Online Firestorm
The tweet by Matt Walsh claimed that the characters Woody and Jessie from Toy Story’s actions towards a young black girl were racially motivated.
Toy Story Characters Bring Joy to a Young Fan
The viral video that sparked the controversy captured a heartwarming moment between Woody, Jessie, and the little girl dressed as Jessie herself.
Capturing a Heartwarming Moment
In the parade, Woody quickly noticed the girl among the crowd and rushed over to grab Jessie’s attention.
Jessie, upon seeing the girl dressed like her, warmly embraced her in a tight hug, creating a touching and joyful experience that brought smiles to many.
Shocking Tweet Revealed
The Tweet read, “This is incredibly pathetic and sad. The teenagers working as parade mascots now know that they’ll be smeared nationwide as racists if they don’t individually greet and acknowledge every single black child in the audience.”
Quick Background Check
The debate surrounding inclusivity at theme parks has been ongoing since Sesame Place characters were accused of “snubbing” black children at their parks, resulting in an apology from the theme park’s Instagram account.
Differing Opinions Take Center Stage
Matt Walsh’s tweet triggered a range of responses from users.
Some people rallied to support Walsh’s viewpoint, while others disagreed, fueling the ongoing debate.
It Sparked an Argument
Some users on Twitter actually agreed with the tweet, with one saying, “Yup. Potentially big money at stake if they don’t,” suggesting that if Disney doesn’t make it obvious that they’re inclusive, they will lose revenue.
But they didn’t speak for everyone. One user responded to Walsh’s Tweet, saying, “Your take is wrong here. She’s wearing a Jessie dress. It’s common for characters to interact in a more impactful ways with kids who show they have a deeper connection than normal. My girls would dress up and get loads of interaction with characters there.”
Another user said, “This was a joke & you’re reaching. The kid was dressed like her lol. That’s on brand for Disney. The Sesame Street issue had multiple videos where it was a pattern & that’s what raised questions.”
Social Media Is Divided
Over on TikTok, people were making light of the situation, with one user saying, “Woody said you ain’t about to cancel us!! I need my check!!”
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