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Black Family Claims Disneyland Character Refused To Touch Their Kids
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/02/06/black-family-claims-disneyland-character-refused-to-touch-their-kids/ ^

Posted on 02/07/2013 9:06:43 AM PST by MNDude

ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — An African American family sued Disneyland after the actor who portrayed the White Rabbit character from “Alice in Wonderland” allegedly refused to hug or touch their children because of their skin color.

Jason and Annelia Black of San Diego County said the person in the rabbit costume also acted impatiently as their young kids posed for a picture at the Anaheim theme park.

The Blacks, however, said it was a different scene when a Caucasian family arrived.

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1 posted on 02/07/2013 9:06:51 AM PST by MNDude
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To: MNDude

I guess this is the first time I’ve heard of parents complaining a costumed mascot did NOT touch their kids.


2 posted on 02/07/2013 9:08:08 AM PST by MNDude (Guns don't kill people, Democrats kill people)
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To: MNDude

White rabbit power!!!


3 posted on 02/07/2013 9:09:02 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: MNDude

Prove it


4 posted on 02/07/2013 9:09:02 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: MNDude
a Caucasian family arrived.

Is that a code word for Armenian?

5 posted on 02/07/2013 9:11:31 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: t1b8zs

How would that be possible?


6 posted on 02/07/2013 9:12:08 AM PST by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: MNDude

Didn’t they know the rabbit was late for a very important date?


7 posted on 02/07/2013 9:16:11 AM PST by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-6-12 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: MNDude
“There were two other kids that came up. The rabbit showered them.

Sounds like they were better off keeping some distance.

Brer rabbit apparently learned from Sandusky.

8 posted on 02/07/2013 9:16:32 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: MNDude
Jason and Annelia Black

You can't make this stuff up.
9 posted on 02/07/2013 9:16:47 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: MNDude
Maybe their kids were visually sick running noses coughing.
10 posted on 02/07/2013 9:16:47 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: ZX12R

And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you’re going to fall
Tell ‘em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
To call Alice, when she was just small


11 posted on 02/07/2013 9:18:40 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: MNDude

People named “Black” suing because of the WHITE rabbit. Just can’t make this stuff up.


12 posted on 02/07/2013 9:19:09 AM PST by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: MNDude

Well, Hell’s Bells Mr. Black....if all you wanted was yo kids touched, you coulda done that by dropping them off on Sunset Blvd.....what’s the problem here?


13 posted on 02/07/2013 9:19:37 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Jason and Annelia Black”

Charter Members of the “Obie Free$hit Club! I guess USPS is late with this month’s load.


14 posted on 02/07/2013 9:21:47 AM PST by vette6387
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To: ZX12R

By far the funniest post on this thread.
Just for the sarcastic references.


15 posted on 02/07/2013 9:22:01 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: vette6387
Well.. they are cutting Saturday service...
16 posted on 02/07/2013 9:23:35 AM PST by erikm88
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To: MNDude

I happen to have a unique understanding of performers who play a fuzzy character at D/L. There are very specific procedures the performer must adhere to when greeting a guest. Especially a child. This child could have been stand-off-ish so the performer didn’t hug him. Normally, the performer will not start a hug, for example, unless the child initiates it first. It’s a very complicated process and these D/L performers go through a lot of training to make sure they greet every guest properly. Maybe the performer didn’t hug this child for reasons other than the fact that the kid is black.


17 posted on 02/07/2013 9:25:34 AM PST by Son-Joshua (son-joshua)
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To: MNDude

When Tigger ignored my kid he grabbed its tail and wouldn’t let go. We didn’t get VIP passes. We’re lucky we didn’t get booted out.


18 posted on 02/07/2013 9:26:20 AM PST by DManA
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To: MNDude

Perhaps Alice was thinking of Obama at the time and simply wasn’t in the mood.


19 posted on 02/07/2013 9:27:03 AM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: MNDude

DEY BE-BE KIDS!


20 posted on 02/07/2013 9:28:44 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: MNDude

“....also acted impatiently....”

OK, I’ll go out on a limb here and suggest that he wasn’t acting “impatiently,” he was probably acting like he’s LATE. That’s what the white rabbit does. It’s his schtick. If they knew the book they would know this.


21 posted on 02/07/2013 9:33:56 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: MNDude

The family’s last name is Black and the rabbit is white. Is this satire?


22 posted on 02/07/2013 9:35:50 AM PST by crosshairs (All we are saying, is give a high cap piece a chance.)
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To: MNDude

“the person in the rabbit costume also acted impatiently”

SO GIVE ME MONEY SUCKA!


23 posted on 02/07/2013 9:36:33 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Gaffer
Well, Hell’s Bells Mr. Black....if all you wanted was yo kids touched, you coulda done that by dropping them off on Sunset Blvd.....what’s the problem here?

there is a noticeable difference in the way the character is posing with the white kids compared with these particular black kids... in the pics he seems to not want to touch the black kids... maybe he has a good reason... i don't know...

could be the white kids hugged the character first, and he responded to that... maybe the black kids didn't try to hug the character... that seems plausible to me...

24 posted on 02/07/2013 9:37:39 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

An African American family named black.......................for some reason thats funny, but i’m not sure why.


25 posted on 02/07/2013 9:38:25 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: MNDude

Now they know how I felt when I went to Home Depot and asked a black worker for help, only to be told “It’s not my section” - whereafter he immediately helped a black couple who asked him 30 second later.


26 posted on 02/07/2013 9:39:18 AM PST by montag813
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To: V_TWIN

Funny when the article referred to them, properly, as “the Blacks”.


27 posted on 02/07/2013 9:40:48 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: latina4dubya

If the costumed character WOULD HAVE touched the kids they probably would have complained about it being inapproriate.

These scumbags are looking for a payday no doubt.


28 posted on 02/07/2013 9:40:52 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: MNDude
Jefferson Airplane is saddened.


29 posted on 02/07/2013 9:41:09 AM PST by montag813
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To: montag813

Empowerment in the Age of Obama.


30 posted on 02/07/2013 9:41:09 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MNDude

stick toy guns in their pants and send ‘em thru TSA on the way home...they’ll get touched plenty


31 posted on 02/07/2013 9:43:01 AM PST by bigbob
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To: MNDude

Maybe he needed a potty break.


32 posted on 02/07/2013 9:43:39 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: montag813
haven't you ever noticed how blacks will acknowledge each other while ignoring whites at the same time? I see it all the time now that I’m aware of it.
33 posted on 02/07/2013 9:46:05 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: latina4dubya

It is difficult to believe that one can impart intent from a still photograph such as these.

There were three pictures I saw......a white kid, one black boy and an older teenaged black girl. The fact of the picture shows the actor touching the white boy and NOT touching the black boy and girl. That is all that I can say about that. The rest is unsubstantiated hearsay or personal account that may or may not have been scripted by the parent(s).

They were offered a ‘go away’ settlement of VIP tickets and $500. They should have taken it. I don’t really care that they think they were discriminated against...it didn’t look like it to me (from the on-site pictures) those kids were devastated.


34 posted on 02/07/2013 9:46:43 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: MNDude

If it is true, and they have an issue complain to Disney. You can bet they have security camera footage...


35 posted on 02/07/2013 9:47:44 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: MNDude

If someone was insulted, I am sorry for them, but life is full of insults that cannot rise to the level of asking government to intervene. How can anyone defend themselves against such a charge?


36 posted on 02/07/2013 9:48:09 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: MNDude
If that's the Black"s kid...that's a pretty big kid...and it sure don't look like he wants to touch the White Rabbit...his gesture are defensive..."don't touch me".

The white rabbit is holding a little kid.

Turned down money and signed a confidentiality agreement?? Yeh...right!!

37 posted on 02/07/2013 9:48:39 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: MNDude
Is this what you are going to do if you don”t get your way..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxjlk6Lv4jg

Disgusting bunch of freeloaders..

38 posted on 02/07/2013 9:51:20 AM PST by PLD
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To: Cowboy Bob

If I’m a caucasian, or the more derisive CAUCASOID as I’ve seen used in black comedies, does this mean I can call black people Negroids now?


39 posted on 02/07/2013 9:51:32 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: MNDude

Let me guess, they are suing to get money from Disney for this?


40 posted on 02/07/2013 9:52:10 AM PST by rdcbn
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To: MNDude

The black family is from Africa?

What continent were the white people from?


41 posted on 02/07/2013 9:53:14 AM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Sacajaweau
There's an attorney in this somewhere...

The Black's say they were offered a VIP pass and the $500 but are specific that they were "gifts"....not as an apology blah, blah, blah...

Boy, if the Black's kids were black and gay, they'd have it made.

42 posted on 02/07/2013 9:55:01 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: MNDude

Were these Bebe’s kids? “F’d Micky all up”.


43 posted on 02/07/2013 9:55:27 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: MNDude

Let’s say this happened EXACTLY as described.

Raise your hands if you think it’s worthy of a lawsuit, much less a “federal case”.


44 posted on 02/07/2013 9:58:27 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: MissEdie; JoeDetweiler

Their first clue was he kept checking his humongous pocket watch.


45 posted on 02/07/2013 10:00:13 AM PST by techcor
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To: Son-Joshua

My guess is that the kids were being pushy and/or skipped the line and the rabbit gave attention to the polite children. I’ve seen that happen in the past with costumed characters.

Just a guess, though.


46 posted on 02/07/2013 10:03:12 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: techcor

Those costumes have limited fields of vision and there is usually a cast member “handler” who acts as backup eyes.

Where is the video?

This seems like that protest case where the bratty teenager was trying to mess with the tigger costume’s zipper.


47 posted on 02/07/2013 10:04:41 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MNDude

What nice people. They specifically want the employee fired. Yeah, teach your kids to rape the system. Well done.

I know it would be politically incorrect to note that African Americans are the rudest complainers in any restaurant, store, I guess Disneyland, too.

Now how is it we have this awful white racist society, and everywhere you turn blacks are yelling at white people? Funny how that works. At least the Disney characters don’t expect tips.

And you know what? Blacks are so racialized now they actually believe this crap.


48 posted on 02/07/2013 10:05:19 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: MNDude
I guess this is the first time I’ve heard of parents complaining
a costumed mascot did NOT touch their kids.
sounds like lawyer bait....the Goofy/ABC Network(s); is "screwed"...
either way they (Goofy/ABC) go...IMHO; family looking for a (unearned)
payday / meal ticket

49 posted on 02/07/2013 10:05:56 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: montag813

Is he ten feet tall?


50 posted on 02/07/2013 10:06:47 AM PST by animal172 (The weak and uninformed will inherit the Earth.......and they have.)
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