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Swingers in the Magic Kingdom? TikTok Account 'A Twink and a Redhead' Spoofs 'Disney-Adults'

Kilian Melloy READ TIME: 2 MIN.

A Twink and a Redhead, a comedic TikTok account with nearly 300,000 followers, triggered online rage and death threats with its fake "Disney-Adult" swingers jokes, but the joke is on the haters.

Portraying a Disney-cosplaying straight couple with an app called Swingers on Main, the duo behind A Twink and A Redhead, Grant Gibbs and Ashley Gill – comic collaborators who have been friends since sixth grade – garner laughs, gain followers, and infuriate those with a hatred of so-called "Disney-adults," Rolling Stone reports. The pair spoofed the Magic Kingdom's grown-up fanatics with a scandalous sense of humor that holds nothing sacred... not even Mickey Mouse. But the joke's not on Disney or its devotees; it's on the haters, who were quick to believe the account's posts were for real.

Among the jokes: an app called Swingers Upon Main that purports to be for Disney-adult swingers and celebrates the naughty possibilities of hooking up in the Magic Kingdom.

"We have made a ton of friends in the Disney community," Gibbs, wearing a Mickey Mouse hat, tells viewers, "a majority of which we have met on Swingers Upon Main."

"This is an app for swingers by swingers," Gill jumps in. "Swingers that love Disney!"

"Ashley and I love to swing all over Walt Disney World resort," Gibbs says, before the duo list some of their top swinging destinations, Cinderella's Castle, Space Mountain, and Main Street USA among them.

"People love to drink around the world," Gibbs notes. "Well, how about swinging around the world?"

"Of course, Swingers Upon Main isn't real, and neither is the ad," Rolling Stone said, adding that "if the overly sexualized tagline isn't a dead giveaway (particularly given the Disney corporation's notorious unwillingness to have its brand associated with anything sexual), then Gill's goofy giggle at Gibbs' Mickey impression surely is."

That post, Rolling Stone detailed, originated on TikTok but went viral on X (formerly Twitter), with more than 10 million views, and a tidal wave of incredulity and not a little animosity.

"So many people online make fun of Disney adults," Gill said in comments to the music mag. "I think this was just like the perfect fodder for that."

The response from some of those for whom the joke was too clever was over-the-top belligerence.

"People were sending us death threats, telling us we need to die," Gibbs disclosed. "I saw someone say, 'They need to stand up on Space Mountain.'"

Rolling Stone pointed out that "videos going viral divorced of their original context on one platform, then being widely misinterpreted on another, is nothing particularly new."

"But Gill and Gibbs' experience is somewhat unusual in that it converged with two separate discourses: the ongoing media frenzy over polyamory (though it's worth noting that the poly and swinger communities are two distinct entities), and the eternal hatred of the Disney adult," which, the site posited, comes from those who pass judgement on grown-up fans who visit Disney's theme parks frequently "as cringe consumerists trapped in a state of perpetual adolescence."

Those who got the joke, though, really got it.

by Kilian Melloy , EDGE Staff Reporter

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.

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