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Disney Adult Bursts Into Tears at Sight of Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Land; Thousands Bully After Video Goes Viral

Two people dressed as Star Wars characters, one as Darth Maul with a red double-bladed lightsaber, and the other as Ahsoka Tano with dual green lightsabers, pose in action stances at Star Wars Nite, with attendees visible in the background.
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A Disney adult recently found themselves overwhelmed with emotion upon experiencing Disney’s Star Wars Land, leading to a teary reaction that was captured on video. After the video was posted to TikTok, the creator may have expected fans to support and uplift this fan. However, instead of receiving support and understanding, this individual was met with thousands of hurtful comments and messages from online bullies.

This unfortunate incident sheds light on the prevalent issue of bullying that some Disney adults face within certain online communities. The intersection of passionate fandom and cyberbullying has become increasingly common, with individuals targeted for expressing their genuine emotions and enthusiasm for beloved franchises like Disney’s Star Wars.

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Galaxy's Edge Storm Trooper

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In Defense of Disney Adults

The video, which was posted by @mari_mawi on TikTok, shows them walking into Galaxy’s Edge on one of Disneyland Resort’s Star Wars Nite events. This event draws thousands of Star Wars fans to the land to experience entertainment, food, and fireworks alongside other fans of the franchise. Upon entering the event, @mari_mawi was moved to tears over her love for the land and Star Wars. 

Unfortunately, her feelings were not shared by the TikTok audience at large. One commenter says, “Embarrassing for a grown adult to act this way. She probably hasn’t even seen Star Wars 😂.” Thousands of other comments also point out the video for being “cringy” and not age-appropriate behavior.

@mari_mawi

True to my word, i ugly cried 😭 @Star Wars #batuu #galaxysedge #starwarsnite2024 #disneyland #starwars #starwarstiktok #fyp #fypツ @cheyenne ✨ @YJ @Eliana @NK

♬ M83 x Star Wars Theme MIX – Hannah

The incident serves as a stark reminder of the negative impact of cyberbullying on individuals who share their love for Disney and the Disney theme parks. It is disheartening to witness how a moment of vulnerability and emotional connection with a cherished childhood memory can be twisted into an opportunity for online harassment and cruelty.

A Repeating Issue

The online bullying directed at this Disney adult reflects a wider societal issue of individuals using the anonymity of the internet to spread negativity and hurtful comments. The Disney fandom should ideally be a place of inclusivity, positivity, and shared joy over a common love for the enchanting world created by Walt Disney.

Incidents like this highlight the need for greater awareness and sensitivity towards adult fans who may be more vulnerable to online attacks. Engaging in fandom should be a source of happiness and camaraderie, not a platform for cyberbullies to target and belittle others for showing their passion.

A detailed, life-sized replica of the Millennium Falcon is showcased in a Star Wars-themed amusement park setting adorned with exclusive Star Wars merchandise. A stormtrooper stands on an elevated platform observing the scene. Rugged, rocky structures and futuristic buildings surround the iconic spaceship.

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Unfortunately, this is not the first time that a video like this has gone viral for the wrong reasons. In the past, a video of a Disney adult crying at Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort was also crucified for similar reasons. As we reflect on this unfortunate event, it becomes evident that fostering a culture of kindness and empathy within online Disney communities is crucial to ensure that all fans, regardless of age, feel safe and respected in expressing their passions and interests.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

5 comments

  1. Grow up people, respect other people. Didn’t your parents teach you anything? Disney World is for all to enjoy. Respect and compassion you need to learn.

  2. I am a Disney adult (68) and I always get teary when I enter and see Cinderella’s Castle. They’re years of joy…and nobody should be bullied for being happy. I can only imagine what miserable people the bullies must be. Don’t rain on someone else’s parade. There is no reason to spread your misery!

  3. SweetCaroline74

    I don’t have Tik Tok but what I would say to that Disney adult is this: the reaction and emotions she felt upon entering this land is exactly what the Imagineers were striving to create! They would be so moved to know how successful they were in creating suspension of disbelief. They would love to see how their hard work and dedication has been received by this fan. This is the ultimate goal! Cyberbullies need to touch grass and chill…

  4. Well if those people bullying cry when the sports team wins or loses, then that’s far more cringy than crying at a castle.

  5. Why oh why can’t people who have nothing but negative words and thoughts keep them to themselves,shame on them for having stone hearts,or maybe they have never been to Disney world

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