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Black family claims Disney’s White Rabbit character refused to touch their kids
February 7, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Could an actor playing the White Rabbit be racist?

Disneyland is being sued by Jason and Annelia Black, who say their African-American children were treated differently than white kids who approached the “Alice in Wonderland” character for hugs and pictures at the Anaheim, Calif., amusement park.

According to Fox5SanDiego.com, 6-year-old Jason Black Jr. approached his favorite character at the park, but was rebuffed. Jason told the station, “I went to hug him, but he turned his back. It’s made me feel sad because I wanted to really hug him.”

Older brother Elijah reportedly then tried to hold the rabbit’s hand, but was pushed away. At first, Jason Black Sr. thought perhaps a new “no touch” policy had been implemented in the park, until he observed the same character hugging the white children who approached him around the same time.

Black told local news station CBS2 Los Angeles that the White Rabbit had behaved warmly with the white children: “The rabbit ... hugged them, kissed them, posed with them and took pictures. Meanwhile, that made my kids feel horrible."

The family immediately complained to the park and were offered VIP passes, which they reportedly refused. CBS2 also reports that the family was offered $500 to sign a confidentiality agreement, which they declined to do. Instead, the Blacks are asking Disney for a public apology and to fire the actor portraying the White Rabbit.

Yahoo News contacted Disney for a comment, but did not hear back.

Replies

  • mommyof2soon29
    February 10, 2013 at 10:32 PM



    Quoting FromAtoZ:

    I can't really make a judgement call on this one.  Always two sides and the other side isn't talking.


    What in the hell could the other side possiby say to this? I wonder if youd be saying the same thing if the situation were reversed and your kid was refused a hug because of his skin color. 

  • AdellesMom
    February 10, 2013 at 11:26 PM
    Oh child please. I have you an answer. You just didn't like it and you chose to ignore it. That's not my problem.

    Quoting Radarma:

     Nuthin?


    Really? OMG, color me shocked! :/


    (is that racists!? I used the word 'color')

  • AdellesMom
    February 10, 2013 at 11:28 PM
    Again, your posts speak for themselves. They speak vines about you, and considering your over bracingly negative attitude towards blacks, your blatantly racist posts, and your obsession with all things black, my gut tells me that you're a racist. My gut has never been wrong.

    Quoting Radarma:

     


    Quoting AdellesMom:

    Your posts speak for themselves. Or do you have multiple personalities, and are unaware of what you post and how you come off?!


    Quoting Radarma:


    Quoting AdellesMom:






    Thrill me with your acumen, won't cha? WHY do YOU call me a racist?



    Link quote and support your pov.



    GO.


     Nope, just ONE DAR, hence the nickname. Is that how you spell that? Looks wonky.

    I want to know what makes YOU think that/this, of me.

    Got an answer?


     

  • AdellesMom
    February 10, 2013 at 11:31 PM
    Black people don't need your help, and we don't need people like you "sticking up" for us. It's funny that you're arrogant enough to think that we give a shit about you trying to "speak out" about issues that don't even "plague" you. Worry about yourself...don't worry about us.

    We don't need a "captain save the blacks."


    Quoting Radarma:

     Yes, apparently, unless you are black, you are a racist if you dare to speak out about the issues that plague a segment of AMERICANS.

    Silly me.

  • AdellesMom
    February 10, 2013 at 11:33 PM
    Oh honey. Excuse the hell out of me for tending to my family, and getting the kids to bed. Or do you think that black women are incapable of taking care of home?!

    Quoting Radarma:

    No answer eh? How about you tortoise? Wanna share how/why I am a "racist"? Anyone?
  • Radarma
    by Radarma
    February 10, 2013 at 11:41 PM
    "Child"...."honey" AND that big ol stale chip.

    Night night.