This odd photo of Walt Disney is driving the Internet crazy

Walt Disney is an iconic figure, but one vice is sometimes glossed over: his smoking habit. Disney was a heavy smoker throughout his life, and unfortunately passed away from lung cancer because of it.

The Disney brand, however, has a ban on smoking. This prevented Tom Hank's portrayal of Disney in the film Saving Mr. Banks from smoking a lot during the film -- even though he smoked three packs a day.

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The ban manifests itself in other ways, as one user on Reddit pointed out. They shared this odd photo of Disney:

At DisneyLand all photos of Walt Disney have his cigarettes photo-shopped out. from pics

You might notice something off about Disney's hand: it looks like he was holding something, but he's not. "At Disneyland," the user stated, "all photos of Walt Disney have his cigarettes Photoshopped out."

The photo soon went viral with thousands of comments, many people surprised. The seemingly-innocent photo certainly has an interesting backstory.

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