After 2-year-old Lane Graves tragically lost his life during an alligator attack that took place at a Disney World resort, parents and others have taken to Twitter to express their disgust with Disney for not doing more to warn their guests about gators lurking in their waters!
This is so sad. Lane Graves, 2, tragically lost his life during an alligator attack that took place at a Disney World Resort in Florida on June 14. Even worse, some believe the horrific tragedy could have been avoided all together! Placing blame on Disney, Internet users from all over have taken to social media totally bashing the company while igniting a conversation about safety in and around the park. See the passionate tweets below!
While pointing fingers is not going to bring the Lane back, and it rarely even helps a family’s grieving process, individuals from all over were absolutely horrified by what happened to the Graves family, saying that it could have been them or even their kids.
But most of all, some people seem intent on directing their anger towards Disney in particular — expressing their outrage with the family-friendly company who provided no warning whatsoever that alligators were lurking in their waters. And while there was a “no swimming” sign at the lagoon, social media users are arguing that that wasn’t nearly enough.
No one goes to Disney fearing a gator attack! Those poor parents, so sad….
— Gia Zafas (@MinicatGia) June 16, 2016
Warning signs about alligators should be a given, no? RT Charges unlikely for parents of 2-year-old killed by gator https://t.co/m4SctdrYCn
— Portia Clark (@portiaclarkcbc) June 16, 2016
Only Disney can be in the news for the tragic gator attack, deflect qs abt safety measures and still promote its Asia park opening 👏👏👏😒
— Chinenye✌ (@kilonpop) June 16, 2016
the gator attack at Disney makes me sick to my stomach there’s children near that lake daily. how did disney not know the water was infested
— allie (@voguealIie) June 16, 2016
Havin ‘no swimming’ signs when the real danger is Alligators, is like having ‘no running’ signs when the danger is mines. #DisneyGatorAttack
— Christy Cree (@CrinklyCree) June 15, 2016
A “No Swimming” sign does not mean “Beware of Alligators” #DisneyGatorAttack
— Katalyst InK (@FromtheKatsEye) June 15, 2016
— Yvette (@YvetteLux) June 15, 2016
It was the third day of the Graves family vacation and Lane was doing what most 2-year-old boys would be doing on a hot Florida evening — splashing around in the shallow waters of a lagoon outside of the upscale resort he and his parents were staying at. His parents, Matt and Melissa, and sister, were visiting from Nebraska and enjoying their relaxing evening on the small, manmade beach.
Suddenly, horror struck as an alligator sprang from the water and clamped its jaws around the boy. Matt tried to fight the alligator off to no avail, according to an account by the Orange County sheriff, Jerry L. Demings. Sixteen hours later, Lane’s body was found.
Our thoughts are with the Graves family during this extremely difficult time. HollywoodLifers, please send your condolences below.