Over the weekend, a mother shared a video of her children participating in a parade at Sesame Place in Philadelphia in hopes of bringing attention to the treatment her children received from the performer in costume Rosita. The video has sparked outrage across social media and even caught the attention of some celebrities like Kelly Rowland.
Like before reported, Sesame Place Philadelphia released a statement in response to the mother’s video and said,
“Our brand, our park and our employees stand for inclusiveness and equality in all its forms. That is what Sesame Place is all about, and we do not tolerate any behavior in our parks that goes against that commitment.”
The statement continued, “The costumes our performers wear sometimes make it difficult for performers to see at the lower end, and sometimes our performers miss hug requests from guests.”
Parks went on to explain that in the viral video, the performer wearing a Rosita costume confirms that the “no” gesture caught on camera was not directed at anyone in particular, but was in response to a request for a hug. a child in the moment of taking a photo. . However, that is not allowed.
The mother who shared the viral video responded to the amusement park’s statement and said,
“I never asked the character to take a picture and while watching my video, I don’t believe the family asked. I wholeheartedly felt as if that statement was made to save face. Also, a manager contacted me earlier via phone conversation. “
She added, “The statement is disrespectful and disgusting. Talk about adding insult to injury. I will repost this video every day until it is fixed”.
Since the video was released, an increasing number of parents have shared videos on social media accusing park performers of ignoring their children due to their skin color.
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