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Four teenagers laughing and talking in front of the twilight zone tower of terror attraction in Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park on a sunny day.

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33 Comments

  1. Manuel

    Disney has the right to deny entrance to whoever they choose. In regards to the shirt in question, the picture of a “gun” can be uncomfortable to some people. I believe in our second amendment rights, however, they have the right to deny entrance to whoever they choose.

    1. Dave T.

      Agreed!!

      1. Michelle

        Disney had every right to tell him change his shirt. I’m a veteran myself and wouldn’t think of wearing something offensive to Disney
        I also have children so I know they see everything.

  2. Ginny

    Good for Disney – Winnie the Pooh with a gun, give me a break. Winnie the Pooh is a favorite for many children (including my grandson) and they don’t need to see Winnie holding a gun…too much gun violence in this country. The vet ( who made a poor choice to wear the shirt to a theme park with children around) was treated with respect by Disney – he received a new complimentary shirt and lightening pass!! Thank you Disney!!

    1. JAK

      Winnie the Pooh already carries a gun, so give me a break about the pearl clutching. Then again, I doubt very few of you even know much about Pooh Bear.

      1. Basil

        Pooh has a POP GUN. Not an actual gun. He also doesn’t “carry” it, it isn’t an integral part of his character, it only exists in a very specific context and is an obvious toy. It’s a full fledged noisemaker.

        Don’t try to twist and distort things to suit your agenda.

  3. Dave T.

    I’m also a veteran and people have the right to wear what they want, however, sometimes it’s smarter to consider those around you and make wiser choices for the time being to avoid any conflicts or comments.

    1. Dora

      My husband is a retired veteran, and he loves his military T shirts, but he would never wear something like this to a theme park. I think the gentleman should have thought about his choice a little more.

      1. Richard E.Mathes

        I think people get butt hurt to easily. It’s a tee shirt,, not a political statement or a threat of any kind. Too many over sensitive people that are offended by anything they disagree with and too many folks giving in to the woke cry babies. Just this Veteran’s opinion.

        1. Tim

          Just this Veteran’s opinion, but the veteran in question made a poor decision based on his surroundings. Based on your argument, in my opinion, you are either not a veteran and just a troll or you are but one of those 10 year SPCs who has the IQ of a turnip that was the 10% who made us waste the most time on.

          1. Kevin

            Mr Mathews say he is giving his opinion – and you have to belittle him? Who’s the troll??? – but as Veteran myself, just an opinion….

        2. Lily

          If they are going to censor T-shirts they consider violent, then: how about protecting children from transgender stuff? Some people find it offensive and violent too?

          1. Shar

            Lily, you just hit it on the nail.
            Disney display transgender all the time and think it’s okay, because of this, I will never enter another Disney themed anything ever again. I don’t even purchase any of their products anymore.
            I feel this transgender crap is way more offensive than a T-Shirt with Winnie the Pooh holding a gun.
            Now, who’s the disrespectful one here!

  4. Aaron

    I was at Hollywood studios last week and a guy was wearing a shirt bashing Trump but he walked right in. I guess it depends who is offended.

  5. I was at Hollywood studios last and a guy walked through the entrance with a shirt bashing Trump. I guess it depends who is offended.

  6. Fred

    The problem is they are not consistent with what is and isn’t acceptable. I have seen some really disgusting and vulgar t-shirts . The whole wear something inappropriate to get a free T-shirt is a big part of the problem . I say hand them a plain white xxl t-shirt should stop that real quick

  7. KR Johnson

    He bought a t shirt from a company that had the rights to utilize a Disney character. If they are selling the images to outside vendors with no restrictions, then don’t get upset at these type of T Shirts! Lighten up Disney!!

    1. Jack J

      Was it the Disney Winnie the Pooh, or the Milne version that is public domain, now? That may make the difference. If its public domain, then Disney had no say in its production.

  8. Ladyredrider

    Maybe they should consider rejecting the butt showing thong-cut jean shorts, the see thru blouses, and the thong bathing suits! Maybe control the queer interludes in the bathrooms!

    1. Richard E.Mathes

      Amen!!!

  9. David c

    Really, give me a break Disney won’t be getting my business anymore. In anything they offer from TV to stuffed animals . That’s bullshit

  10. Philip Camden

    Hurray for Disney

  11. But they are all right with Faggot month!!!! 😡

    1. Wow you are hateful..

    2. Basil

      Consider that the reason pride month exist is literally because hateful people like you exist. They wouldn’t need to celebrate being able to openly be who they are if people like you didn’t show such disgusting disdain at LGBTQ+ people for simply existing in public as themselves.

  12. Michelle

    I’m a veteran myself. I agree with Disney, Disney has the right to deny anyone entry to the parks based on what they wear while there. They are a private company only expressing what is allowed on their properties. Being a election year this article is only meant to further divide people further than now on the nit picky subjects. Have a good day.

    1. Shar

      Explain why they lat transgenders in then, have you opened your eyes and seen what they wear, apart from that, they are way more frightening to a child than what the T-Shirt would be

  13. Michelle

    I’m a veteran myself. I agree with Disney, Disney has the right to deny anyone entry to the parks based on what they wear while there. They are a private company only expressing what is allowed on their properties. Being a election year this article is only meant to further divide people further than now on the nit picky subjects. Have a good day.

  14. Chuck

    Disney is right.

  15. Some times people do things just for attention..

  16. JD

    Oh look. Another trump loving uneducated lemming.

  17. Debby L

    I agree with Disney. Their characters are not meant for carrying guns, etc. yes, way too much gun violence in America 😪😪

  18. Jenn

    My husband has that exact same shirt. He also has one called the pew crew with Eeyore, Pooh, Piglet and Tigger. He’s never had a problem. He even wore the Pew Crew to breakfast at Crystal Palace. He’s a police officer, not a veteran but the shirt is the same. To be fair, I did tell him if he got dress coded he was going back to the hotel to change alone as I’m not sure Disney is the place for those shirts. There really is a time and place for some things. Being a police officer or veteran doesn’t mean you can flout the rules.

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