The dark side of Disney: Get a laugh with these edgy Disney memes
The Walt Disney Company is the gold standard for wholesome entertainment. The Disney aesthetic is bubbly & soft, and the brand tells us you never have to grow up and there’s a kid in all of us. People eat up that crap, and the cult of Disney is a powerful one, best shown in the massive groups of people who continue to visit Disney theme parks in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Disney fandom has created new perceptions of the classic films that iconized the Disney brand. For every traditional Disney cosplayer, you’ll find two Disney character re-imaginings whether it be a painting of Aladdin with gauges or a sleeve tattoo of Snow White in fishnets. Edge-lords can’t seem to stay away from Disney and tarnish the idealized visions of famous Disney imagery.
The dark side of Disney is best shown on Twitter in Disney memes. While most Disney memes embrace the fluffiness of the Disney aesthetic, other memes use the brand to tackle dark subjects and bring edge to the otherwise family-friendly brand. Check out some of the best edgy Disney memes we could find on Twitter.
Some days are tougher than others 😂😂 #disneyvillains #Maleficent #fools #disneymeme pic.twitter.com/lVNpNiNdj8
— Tye (@bigkidatheart77) May 19, 2020
A tad dark
This cute Maleficent meme is a good one to start off the list at it’s the least dark. Many would argue the Disney brand is about bringing people together, but this meme tells an opposite story.
Anyone else guilty of this?? 🤭😂
–#disney #disneymemes #disneymeme #disneyedit #disneyedits #disneygram #chipandco https://t.co/3MUGDKhrGm pic.twitter.com/wpkvojV9Hl
— Chip and Company (@chipandcompany) August 4, 2020
This meme about staying up captures the eerily hypnotizing nature of our smartphones, a dark truth that’s hard to avoid when you’ve lost control of your phone habits.
–#disney #disneymemes #disneyedits #disneymeme #funnydisney #chipandco https://t.co/ahl9TYAyXl pic.twitter.com/3qR7gtYm1F
— Chip and Company (@chipandcompany) August 9, 2020
Can’t stop thinking about your worst moments? Spiraling thoughts can deteriorate our mental health, and this Inside Out meme targets one of our brains’ worst tendencies.
No judgment here! Food and Wine will be here before we know it!
.#wednesday #winedownwednesday #disneyears #disney #disneyworld #disneyparks #disneysprings #disneyland #disneyprincess #disneygram #disneymeme #seeyarealsoon #missingdisney pic.twitter.com/HSrJwqovzD
— DisneyEars.com (@DisneyEarsCast) May 6, 2020
Over the past year, days seem to blend together and some of us can’t help but cope in any destructive way possible. Sound familiar? This edgy Disney princess meme is for you.
I was traumatized, okay? #bao #pixar #disneymeme
Tumblr Link: https://t.co/MpcgReOGKh pic.twitter.com/KOUcDxuVCl
— Han the Vampiric Yoshi (@vampiricyoshi) April 29, 2020
This meme addressing the darkness in 2018’s Bao captures our sentiment about the disturbing reality of the film. Maybe Disney isn’t so soft after all.
HIS/HIG Disney food edition…
Fun Fact: We have NEVER posted that whoopie pie (from DCA) on the right – for reasons we're SURE are self explanatory 😆
.#disneyfoodie #disneymemes #disneymeme #memesofinstagram #disneycaliforniaadventure #whoopiepie #howitstartedvsh… pic.twitter.com/Kc47bV1OiN
— Code Word Disney (@codeworddisney) December 17, 2020
To embrace Disney is to embrace pure fantasy and disconnect from the harsh realities of the world. This Disney meme does the opposite and reminds us of the struggle of 2020.
Credit: unknown // #disney #disneyedits #disneymemes #disneymeme #disneyedit #funnydisney #insideout #disneymovies #corememory #chipandco https://t.co/nah1ZBJnhl pic.twitter.com/0aByNaK21G
— Chip and Company (@chipandcompany) October 24, 2020
This hilarious edition to Twitter’s Disney memes captures the secret fondness some of us have for hand sanitizer, thanks to some precious memories of Barton’s vodka.
#disneymeme #disney #disneypodcast #aliceinwonderland #podcast #podcaster #PodernFamily #podcastnetwork #oofrightinthechildhood #oofmychildhood pic.twitter.com/vBZ4IBumLD
— Oof! Right in the Childhood Podcast (@oofmychildhood) September 10, 2020
Speaking of vodka, this pick about over consumption is one of the gloomiest of Twitter’s Disney memes. In 2021, sometimes we all feel like Alice.
If you need me, I’ll be at Disney World! ✌️✌️✌️
🤩 Tag a friend who you want to take a Disney vacation with! 🤩#disney #disneymemes #disneymeme #disneyedits #disneyedit #disneyfans #disneyvacation #disneyvacay #disneytrip #disneytrips #disneyworl… https://t.co/56kmVuw8Cy pic.twitter.com/o3qRDaeSwm
— Chip and Company (@chipandcompany) January 22, 2021
This meme is perhaps meant to be cute, but is nothing short of creepy. If there’s anything darker than ignoring the world’s implosion, masked up spending money at Disney World, we don’t know what it is.
On aimerait tous que ça soit comme dans les Disneys#disney #DisneyPlus #disneyprincess #love #ValentinesDay #breakup #SnowWhite #grumpy #disneymeme #meme #fun #rires pic.twitter.com/lpfHLiyx6p
— LeAdelacite (@leadelacite) December 1, 2020
We leave you with the darkest of the Disney memes, one without even a joke. This French meme cuts right to the chase in pulling back the veil Disney so tenaciously holds down. The translation is “love in Disney movies vs. love in real life”: it’s just not the same.