To err is human; to forgive is divine. We all make mistakes in life. They happen sometimes. But it’s always those mistakes that we make in public that pop into our heads when we can’t sleep at night. Those are the ones that keep us up at night, and we relive them over and over again.
Someone at Disney just had one of those moments, and not only will that person not be able to sleep, but they are also probably updating their resumes.
Disney Plus sent out a relatively benign tweet. It was the kind of tweet that companies always put out on Twitter. It promoted its products and reminded the audience why we are interested in Disney Plus.
The tweet started with “couples we will forever ship.” Easy enough. Below is a photo of four famous couples whose movies and television shows are currently airing on Disney Plus.
The first was Kat and Patrick from 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), followed by Wanda and Vision from Wandavision, then came Giselle and Robert from Enchanted (2007), and the final photo was Han Solo and Princess Leia from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
Each box contains a cute photo of the lovely couple from each movie and show, except for one problem. The image accompanying Han Solo and Princess Leia isn’t Han and Leia, but Leia and Luke Skywalker. An innocent mistake, except that Luke and Leia are brother and sister. So that just happened.
FFS, Disney. Who did you hire to work on social media??
If you don’t see it right away, keep looking folks. pic.twitter.com/93193xmna9
— Will Marlowe (@SoCalAuthor) March 22, 2023
For those who don’t know, Luke and Leia are twins born to Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala. After their mother died in childbirth, they were separated and raised on different planets, never knowing about the other until Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983).
To prove a point to Han in Empire Strikes Back, Leia and Luke did kiss, but neither they nor the audience know they are siblings.
Disney Plus has since removed the tweet, but one can imagine that whoever put up the tweet most likely lost their job. It’s hard to believe that someone working for Disney would know so little about Disney content and major properties like Star Wars.
It goes without saying that Disney Plus subscribers will not be getting any surprises when they log in to stream their favorite Disney TV series or movies. It appears this was just a social media mistake that only some visitors could see.
Disney Plus subscribers can log in now to see the latest episodes of The Mandalorian and all other Star Wars-related content. Viewers better hurry, as only four episodes are left in season three of The Mandalorian.
The Disney Plus Twitter error will live on whenever we need a good laugh.