The Walt Disney Company has a long and storied history of unintentional rudeness. Like the priest’s cartoon boner in The Little Mermaid, or the stars spelling out S-E-X in The Lion King, or the fact that Donald walks around without any pants like a damn duck pervert. The accidental rudeness extends to their theme parks as well. There’s a ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL called the Rock N’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith.. It’s a roller coaster starring Aerosmith, and it features Steven Tyler throwing up what looks like an obscene hand gesture. Well, those pearl-clutching prudes at Disney finally caught wind about Steven’s unintentionally filthy hand, and now it’s gone forever. And Steven Tyler is angry that they had the audacity to do so.
The rudeness doesn’t actually happen while you’re on the roller coaster; the Rock N’ Roller Coaster isn’t shaped like a dick that plunges into a giant pile of groupies. It used to happen while you waited to get on the ride. If you’ve ever waited in line for a ride at Disney World or Disneyland, you know that sometimes they play ride-themed movies on a screen. In a movie that plays in line at the RNRCSA, Steven Tyler and the gang meet up with their manager, played by Illeana Douglas. She eventually tells them to get their asses moving onto the tour bus and Aerosmith wishes bon voyage to their friends in line. Instead of waving, Steven does this weird thing with his hands that many people think was Steven’s not-so-subtle attempt at slipping in a shocker. You can see it go down at the 0:34 mark below.
According to Inside The Magic (via The AV Club), Mickey recently erased Steven’s maybe unintentional/maybe on purpose shocker. Now when Steven says see ya later, that sneaky ring finger stays with the rest of them.
Disney is totally that too-wholesome mom who doesn’t let her kid eat popsicles because she thinks they’re “too suggestive“, so it’s not exactly surprising that they’d remove Steven’s hand from the line-up video. Steven apparently isn’t familiar with Disney, because he can’t seem to figure out why they would edit his hand. Especially since he claims he wasn’t trying to pull any pre-ride rudeness with his hand. A very pissed off Steven took to social media yesterday to express his feelings. Steven first slapped at Disney on Facebook by posting the following message:
“WELL NOW I AM IN ‘SHOCK’…YOU KNOW I WOULD OWN UP TO THIS DOOZIE…WAY TO GIVE ME THE FINGER NOW WALT DISNEY WORLD…17 YEARS LATER…SEE YOU NEXT WEEK…HERE’S TO THE GREATEST RIDE AT DISNEY”
Then he really went in on Twitter:
— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) August 18, 2016
I am 100% on Team Steven. Waiting in line for anything at Walt Disney World is the kind of experience made tolerable only by things like unintentional shockers. I once waited almost an hour for the Radiator Springs ride at California Adventure, and the only thing that prevented me from losing it was when the animatronics glitched out and left one of the cars with only one eye. The car looked stoned as hell, and that kept me entertained until I got on the ride. Don’t take those simple pleasures away from us idiots, Disney!