VIDEO: Maskless Man Ejected from Disney’s Hollywood Studios Today While Screaming Misquotes from Pixar’s “A Bugs Life”
We’ve seen some stuff at the parks in the past few months, but nothing tops today’s scene at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where a man was escorted out of the park for not wearing a mask.
As security removed him from the park, he screamed misquotes from Pixar’s A Bug’s Life. You can see the video, captured by our very own Pete Carney (@yourWDWguy on Twitter), below:
The man is being escorted by at least three uniformed security officers and more plainclothes officers in the Grand Avenue area of the park. He is yelling at watching guests, trying to convince them to join him.
Near the end of the video, he distinctly yells, “Remember the movie that came out at Walt Disney World? It was called A Bug’s Life! Remember Hopper? He said, ‘If one guy stands up, one ant stands up’!”, in a failed attempt to stir up a rebellion of sorts against face masks.
He is referencing two scenes in A Bug’s Life. The first is when Hopper, the film’s villain, talks about Flik trying to stand up to him. He states, “You let one ant stand up to us, then they all might stand up.” This is what happens at the end of the film, when the ants realize that there are more of them than there are grasshoppers as Flik says, “Ants don’t serve grasshoppers. It’s you who need us. We’re a lot stronger than you say we are.”
Witnesses say the man also yelled, “I’m not crazy! I have a wife and two kids!”
Masks are required at Walt Disney World and most public places right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is an airborne disease and wearing masks drastically mitigates the spread of the sometimes deadly virus, protecting not only the wearer but the rest of the population. Face mask requirements in Orange County, Florida could last through spring 2021 or until a vaccine is available. Guests refusing to wear masks could endanger other guests and Cast Members, and lead to the theme parks being closed once more.