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.
Maybe the rabbit knew the parents and didnt like them? Lol. How do they know a white person was in the suit? In any event, it is awful that the rabbit was mean to the kiddos, i dont think it's sue worthy though.
They would have offered more if they were wanting to sweep it under the rug.
I have been to Disney a million times and never seen one group treated better than another. They have very strict rules for cast members and video cameras everywhere. I wonder if after reviewing the tapes they don't agree witht the family and could prove their case if did get to court.
Well they may not want the actor treating someone that way in the future.
The money just sounds like a "sweep it under the rug" move
It's in the news, if ppl wanna see it.
They are suing, even after Disney offered them some 400 bucks in guest passes.
What a crock of shit. THIS is why racism claims are not taken seriously anymore.