Skip to comments.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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I guess this is the first time I’ve heard of parents complaining a costumed mascot did NOT touch their kids.
White rabbit power!!!
Is that a code word for Armenian?
How would that be possible?
Didn’t they know the rabbit was late for a very important date?
Sounds like they were better off keeping some distance.
Brer rabbit apparently learned from Sandusky.
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
People named “Black” suing because of the WHITE rabbit. Just can’t make this stuff up.
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?
“Jason and Annelia Black”
Charter Members of the “Obie Free$hit Club! I guess USPS is late with this month’s load.
By far the funniest post on this thread.
Just for the sarcastic references.
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.
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.
Perhaps Alice was thinking of Obama at the time and simply wasn’t in the mood.
DEY BE-BE KIDS!
“....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.
The family’s last name is Black and the rabbit is white. Is this satire?
“the person in the rabbit costume also acted impatiently”
SO GIVE ME MONEY SUCKA!
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...
An African American family named black.......................for some reason thats funny, but i’m not sure why.
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.
Funny when the article referred to them, properly, as “the Blacks”.
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.
Empowerment in the Age of Obama.
stick toy guns in their pants and send ‘em thru TSA on the way home...they’ll get touched plenty
Maybe he needed a potty break.
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.
If it is true, and they have an issue complain to Disney. You can bet they have security camera footage...
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?
The white rabbit is holding a little kid.
Turned down money and signed a confidentiality agreement?? Yeh...right!!
Disgusting bunch of freeloaders..
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?
Let me guess, they are suing to get money from Disney for this?
The black family is from Africa?
What continent were the white people from?
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.
Were these Bebe’s kids? “F’d Micky all up”.
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”.
Their first clue was he kept checking his humongous pocket watch.
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.
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.
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.
Is he ten feet tall?