From what the security team says they were responding to reports of threatening gestures, and a CM thought they saw a gun. In a crowd it's hard to tell sometimes when someone makes any gesture what the intent is. They detained the party in question and it was the Anaheim PD that man handled and searched the party in question. It was not Disney Security. How else should it be handled if a CM reports thinking they saw a gun? What else was Disney to do in a situation where thousands of people could have been in danger? It's a misunderstanding and Disney apologized...so unless I see some hard evidence that the CM made a fraudulent report simply to slight a homosexual family, then I stand firmly by my opinion in this case.
I do not deny that in any company there are bound to be homophobic or intollerent people, but the scale of this supposed conspiracy is mind boggling. I would have to believe that a CM called security and said "I have gays over here", to which they respond by running over and detaining innocent people that had done nothing but walk around holding hands. The police were called with some fabricated story thought up on the spot by the reporting CM and security. I have to also believe that this behavior pattern managed to not have repeated it's self EVERY SINGLE time that this CM has seen a same sex couple walk hand in hand...an event I have engaged in the parks, and I see countless times a day.
Security did what I would expect them to do if they are tipped off that someone might have a gun. Kudos to a quick response by them and the PD. They put their lives on the line daily for the safety of strangers.
IF..and it's a huge stretch of the imagination...IF the CM fabricated the story then shame on them, and I hope it comes to light so they can be dealt with. I believe the corporate face of Disney is playing it safe and issuing a general apology. The misundersatnding should be apologized for, but it's hard to call this an anti-gay incident, considering the source of the accusation has not claimed he was the victim of any slurs or even a mention of his orientation. He is just claiming that it must be because he is gay that he was detained. It couldn't possibly be that a CM misinterpreted a playful hand gesture in a crowd of people...no, no...it MUST be simply because he was gay...seriously...c'mon