A hacker took control of Disneyland’s social media accounts and uploaded homophobic and racist content.
On 7 July, a “super hacker,” who allegedly goes by the name of David Do, posted a string of offensive posts to the theme park’s Instagram and Facebook profiles.
Amidst the various vile uploads, the hacker called Disney employees an array of harmful slurs, including the N-word, and “f***ot”.
In another post, they alleged that they invented COVID-19 and were planning on creating a deadlier virus called “Covid20.”
They also used racial slurs when referencing popular Disney Channel commercials from the early 2000s.
“My name is David DO ! I am super hacker that is here to bring revenge upon Disney land,” the hacker wrote alongside an alleged selfie.
“I am f***ing tired of all these n****** Disney employees mocking me for having a small penis. Who’s the tough guy now Jerome? Get hacked you f***ing f******.”
The hacker then encouraged users to follow their personal account – which was allegedly linked to the actual David Do.
Good Morning friends- as y’all wake up… The Disneyland IG was hacked 🙃 pic.twitter.com/7X9rsbq7xr
— kristina (@KristinaBeLyke) July 7, 2022
According to a report from People, the tagged user claimed via their Instagram bio that the hacker stole their identity as means to frame them.
“I’m not a super hacker,” they wrote. “I’m being framed by people who think I have a laptop they want to steal. Just wait, the truth shall set you free.”
The aforementioned posts remained on Disneyland’s social media pages for at least an hour before the company removed them in their entirety, per USA Today.
“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,” Disney officials revealed in a statement.
Shortly after Disney deleted the offensive posts, fans of the theme park took to social media to share their thoughts on the incident.
One user wrote: “The #Disneyland Instagram being hacked by a racist person wasn’t on my bingo card for this year.”
Another user tweeted: “Don’t quite understand how people think that Disneyland’s Instagram being hacked is funny… grow up.”
As of 10 July, Disneyland Theme Park and Resorts officials have not released an update on the hacker or their identity.