Joey Bada$$ has a bone to pick with Mickey and co. — he claims the Mouse House wouldn’t let his autistic cousin into the park without a mask … to which he calls foul.
The rapper posted a video Saturday which shows three Disney World employees on camera who appear to have been dispatched to deal with a situation. As Joey narrates and gets the names and positions of each worker … it becomes clearer what’s going on.
He says he came to DW with his family — about 30 people or so — to celebrate his daughter’s birthday. Thing is, one of his relatives is an autistic child … whom Joey says doesn’t understand the concept of mask-wearing and finds it suffocating.
Joey adds, “These guys have completely ruined my family’s trip. We came out here 30+ for my daughter’s bday and they turned my lil cousin away, can’t even enjoy this experience anymore” … going on to tag a number of Disney handles on social media.
We checked Disney’s official policy on mask-wearing in their parks that are open — which, at this point in the States, is only in Florida — and aside from kids younger than 2 years old … there are no loopholes for the rule other than eating/drinking, which is standard.
So basically, everyone’s gotta wear one, period. There are no considerations for folks with special needs or other underlying conditions … which seems to have come to a head here. We reached out to Joey’s rep as well as Disney for further comment … no word back yet.