A male Disneyland employee dressed as a 'Fairy Godmother's apprentice' has caused outrage and led to calls for the entertainment resort to be boycotted.
Footage of the worker wearing a blue and purple dress, welcoming a young girl at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Anaheim, California has gone viral on TikTok.
It was posted by a mother of three, Kournti Farber, who was on a family trip to Disneyland, and she praised the workers for providing her daughter with an unforgettable experience, saying "can’t stop posting about the Disney magic".
But the post has caused backlash from critics who are calling it "inappropriate" for Disney allowing a male to wear a costume dress.
The upset comes after the company has made efforts to be more inclusive and progressive in recent years, as some fans think it has gone too far with woke changes.
The viral clip shows the mustached Disney employee welcoming a little girl to the store, dressed up as a 'Fairy Godmother's apprentice' and wearing matching eyeshadow.
The employee says: "So, my name is Nick, I am one of the fairy godmother’s apprentices.
"I’m here to shop you around and make all your selections for the day."
It has been viewed more than 7.6 million times since it was posted on May 26 and has been met with huge criticism.
Critics took to Twitter to air their concerns. Peachy Keenan said: "A man in drag is not only bizarre and inappropriate but it takes guests out of the ‘show’ – the illusion is broken.
"Nothing matters but the agenda and your 4 year-old is a pawn they are happy to mind-flay."
Dave Rubin who hosts the 'Rubin Report' YouTube channel wrote: "This fella will be hired by the Biden to run out nuke program by the end of the day…
"This is a dude with a mustache in a dress. Not a 'trans' person. Think how many real girls want that job at Disney and they gave it to him for a reason."
Others called for a boycott of Disney with Blaze TV host Sara Gonzales telling her followers: "Stop taking your family to Disney."
Another user said: "I’m already boycotting Disney, so should everyone else."
The viral clip shows the mustached Disney employee welcoming a little girl to the store, dressed up as a 'Fairy Godmother's apprentice'
The employees outfit has caused oturage
Cast members who worked at Disney's Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique were previously called 'Fairy Godmothers in Training'.
But the company ditched this in favour of 'Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices' last summer in a bid to be more inclusive to those who don't identify as female.
At the time, Disney said: 'This way, cast members that might not identify as female can still be part of the process to dress up and style the children without having to refer to themselves as a female Disney character.'
Children between the ages of 3 and 12 visit the boutique to get 'magical makeovers for royalty-in-training'.