A mother is calling out the staff at Sesame Place theme park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for alleged racial discrimination against her two children. This happened after a person dressed in costume as the character “Rosita” in a parade dismissed her two black daughters seeking hugs, while simultaneously hugging and shaking hands with the white children standing next to them . The entire incident was recorded on the mothers cell phone.
The mother who goes by the @ Jodiii on IG, went to Instagram posting the video and tagging Sesame Place for alleged discrimination; also claiming she did not receive the proper reaction from management to resolve the problem.
She wrote in her IG post:
I’m going to keep posting this, because this had
me hot. We were on our way out of sesame place and the
kids wanted to stop to see the characters. THIS
DISGUSTING person blatantly told our kids NO then
proceeded to hug the little white girl next to us! Then when
I went to complain about it, they looking at me like I’m
crazy. I asked the lady who the character was and I wanted
to see a supervisor and she told me SHE DIDNT KNOW !!
will never step foot in @sesameplace ever again! And
please feel free to repost this. Actually run me my money
back ed as so mad I stopped the video but it got me so
mad when he blatantly told them no
Since then people has been flooding Sesame Place Instagram page threatening to boycott the establishment.
We have not yet seen a statement from Sesame Place theme park regarding the incident.
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