‘My whole childhood was a lie’: TikTok users debate whether Scar ATE Mufasa after he fell from a cliff to his death in Disney’s The Lion King
- Christian Jones from Atlanta, shared a Lion King fan theory on TiKTok
- The 17-year-old went viral for claiming to have evidence Scar ate Mufasa
- Fans of the Disney film have dubbed his theory ‘childhood ruining’ on Twitter
Disney’s The Lion King has gone viral on social media after fans of the 1994 musical began investigating a conspiracy theory about the well-known storyline.
Posting on TikTok, Christian Jones, 17, who lives in Atlanta, explained the evidence he’s gathered to suggest Scar ate Mufasa after he fell from a cliff to his death.
He shared a Google search that shows carnivores such as lions are most likely to be eaten by a rival carnivore as an act of dominance.
Posting a scene from the movie showing Scar with Mufasa’s skull, Christian sparked a debate as those who believe his theory argued it’s ‘ruined’ their childhood.
Social media users have begun debating a viral theory that suggests Scar ate Mufasa after his death in The Lion King (pictured)
The Lion King follows lion cub Simba who is forced to leave the pride following the death of his father Mufasa.
The death of Mufasa is among Disney’s most iconic scenes, with viewers remembering how Scar whispered ‘long live the king’ before throwing him to his death where he’s then trampled on by a herd.
According to Christian’s theory, the scene in the movie that shows Scar playing with a skull proves Mufasa’s body was later eaten.
Discussing the concept on Twitter, one person wrote: ‘My whole childhood was a lie,’ while a second penned: ‘Scar is vicious. He did it. Scar is capable of anything roguish & more.’
A third added: ‘Scar’s officially the most wicked cartoon character.’
A stream of Twitter users who believe Christian Jones’s evidence, claim the theory has destroyed their childhood
Others were not convinced by Christian’s evidence and began sharing their own fan theories.
One person wrote: ‘Okay that skull is probably a baboon. Mufasa was ‘buried’ around that river where Simba was shown and the whole cloud thing happened. That’s my theory’
Another commented: ‘Scavengers. Lots of things will eat a dead animal. Like they’re gonna come up on the body and say, I don’t eat this kind of meat.’
‘Hyenas will eat anything they can. Lions usually don’t die alone that’s why hyenas can’t eat them. But an ostracized lion will be hunted by hyenas,’ a third penned.
Agreeing, another added: ‘Hyenas eat and kill lions. They just aren’t strong enough but there is this documentary where a lion killed a pack leader and her cub lead the pack to kill the lion for revenge.’
Others argue the conspiracy theory isn’t accurate and it’s more likely that the hyenas ate Mufasa’s remains