A Disney-obsessed YouTuber and her boyfriend have been singled out as’ selfish ‘,’ dangerous’ and entitled ‘to stay at Disney World this weekend, despite some coronavirus-like symptoms – and the women now say they’ve even received death threats from critics.
YouTuber Tonya Blakey, known as That Crazy Disney Lady on YouTube, returned to the Orlando amusement park on Friday and Saturday for the grand reopening with her boyfriend Robin, and streamed live over ten hours of footage from their day out.
But at some point during the live stream, Robin started to feel sick with what she said was an allergic reaction, with some symptoms similar to those of COVID-19. Still, she got stuck in the park, which some social media users criticize as a terrible move.
Back in Action: YouTuber Tonya Blakey, going by The Crazy Disney Lady on YouTube, has returned to Disney World for its grand reopening since the pandemic closed it (not shown)
Adult Day Out: The mom who stays at home streamed footage for hours while she was there with a friend, Robin
Covered: The couple wore masks this weekend for most of their theme park outing
Yikes: At one point, Robin started to feel sick and visited a doctor while experiencing shortness of breath and severe vomiting – but says it was an allergic reaction
Tonya, who has 9,500 subscribers, lives near the Florida theme park, but wrote that she was excited to be “ home ” when the park reopened.
Disney closed its doors in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
She and Robin returned to the Magic Kingdom on Friday and Saturday, where Tonya filmed much of their visit for her YouTube channel.
Yahoo reports that at some point during the day, Robin experienced an allergic reaction and visited a doctor’s office.
She complained of various symptoms, including coughing, shortness of breath, high blood pressure and severe vomiting.
At the doctor’s station, however, she chose Benadryl instead of an EpiPen, and her condition worsened.
Room: Tonya shared over ten hours of footage, with a lot more army park than visitors are used to
The two left the park for a break, but returned later – and also returned the following day
Ouch: When they came back, they both complained of a sore throat, although they blamed it on the attractions screaming
The two decided to take a break in the park, but not out of fear of the possibility that Robin’s symptoms could indicate another illness.
And soon the couple came back after a short rest.
When they returned, both complained of a sore throat, although they blamed it for shouting the rides.
The livestream has been watched by many YouTubers, but gained more attention when gamer Jenny Nicholson expressed concern about Twitter.
She attributes her symptoms to an allergic reaction to a tree nut, but she took Benadryl, saw no change after several hours, and never used her epi-pen. First aid nurses advised her to go to a hospital and she did not. They have announced that they will visit Animal Kingdom tomorrow, ”she wrote.
In fact, they visited the Animal Kingdom the next day.
“I’m not saying the channel name and I’m not inviting anyone to bother these ladies if they find it; I’m sure they are nice ladies who think they are invincible and that everything is fine. But this is why theme parks shouldn’t be open in a pandemic, ”she continued.
Which pandemic? They took off their masks to eat inside a Tomorrowland eatery
Reopened: Park closed in March when pandemic hit US (stock photo)
She said to Insider, “I just wanted to say,” Hey, if the park is open, it will always run on the honor system. And this is part of the reason why it is not safe to be there now. ”
More criticism quickly poured in, with commentators calling them “dangerous,” “selfish,” and “justified.”
“Do you know how in Zombie movies there is always the one man who gets bitten, but no one tells until it’s too late and they bite one of their allies instead? That’s this lady, ”wrote one.
“How they’re not escorted out and their magical bands highlighted is beyond me,” said another, blaming Disney for the failure to perform.
“This kind of bias for minimizing and confirming ALWAYS happens. That’s why people die from sudden cardiac arrest at home after 2 days of chest pain “that was just heartburn,” said yet another.
For their part, Tonya and Robin deny any wrongdoing.
Not impressed: Gamer Jenny Nicholson shared concerns about the woman’s behavior on Twitter
Entitled: Others called the women “selfish” and “dangerous,” although they deny any injustice
“If anyone else asks if Robin has COVID-19, you won’t be part of the group anymore,” Blakey said.
“I’ve already made clear what was wrong with Robin. Robin wouldn’t be in this park if she had COVID-19. ‘
To talk with WESHTonya claims they have been threatened with death from some critics.
“They looked like we had COVID-19 and we were both sick and we walked around Disney World, and that’s all a lie,” she said.
“My YouTube channel is all about positivity and my love for Disney and we never wanted all this negativity to come our way,” she added.
Shorter lines? Disney World in Orlando Celebrates Its Grand Reopening with Reduced Capacity (Stock Photo)
Safety comes first, sort of … Guests should wear masks, although there seems to be little social distance between guests (stock photo)
Shocking: Deaths from COVID-19 have increased by 46 percent in the United States over the past week, with Texas, Arizona and Mississippi reporting the largest weekly peaks
Uptick: Florida added a record 132 fatalities to its death toll on Monday, bringing the total to the state at 4,409. The number of cases rose by 9,194, bringing the total to 291,629
Between July 6 and July 12, more than 5,000 people died of COVID-19, up 46 percent from the previous week.
A dozen states reported an increase in deaths for at least two weeks, including Florida – where deaths increased by more than 60 percent last week.
Florida recorded 514 deaths in the week ending July 12, bringing the total to more than 4,300. On Monday, the state added a record 132 deaths to the death toll.