Man Sparks Controversy After Protesting Animatronic Donald Trump at Disney World

'Lock him up!' comedian Jay Malsky repeatedly screamed at the faux president.

Man Sparks Controversy After Protesting Animatronic Donald Trump at Disney World
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An animatronic Donald Trump was added to Disney World's Hall of Presidents attraction earlier in December, and one patron is having none of it.

On Wednesday, comedian Jay Malsky attended the attraction only to share his outrage when Trump's likeness took the spotlight. Repeatedly yelling "Lock him up!" at the faux president, Malsky made his anger known — so much so that he was approached by security.

Malsky shared a video of his protest via Twitter on Wednesday, Dec. 27, and the response was varied.

Some twitterers were in support.

Others shamed the entertainer for his actions.

In an email sent to Splinter, Malsky opened up about the show of disapproval:

Donald Trump is a mad man with fascist tendancies who has persuaded millions of middle-class Americans to vote against their own interests. So I was worried I’d be put on some sort of list (if I’m not already) and probably incur the wrath of ignorant sheeple. But I figured a bunch of them would be at this ride and wanted to show their kids what a protest looks like before Trump murders democracy. If people are upset that I disrupted their family vacation, I hope they’ll think about the thousands children being taken away from their parents because of Trump’s racist immigration policies, or the parents of the hundreds of trans people murdered each year by transphobic and homophobic people, or the negative impacts of the tax bill on poor and middle-income Americans. I encourage anyone outraged that I interrupted a ride at Disney to check their privelege.

I mean...

Man Sparks Controversy After Protesting Animatronic Donald Trump at Disney World
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