A lawyer hired by the Sesame Place video family, feared denial was racial

A lawyer hired by the Sesame Place video family, feared denial was racial

Updated on July 20, 2022 15:52 PM by Anna P

2 Black children appear to be ignored, or rejected, by the Muppet character Rosita at Sesame" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sesame Place amusement park. Their family has retained an attorney to investigate, and perhaps sue, the theme park.

In an interview with other source's attorneys, B'Ivory LaMarr tells the outlet that the family wants to investigate the incident by interviewing other witnesses and reviewing other Rosita videos popping up on the internet.

Similar situations are alleged to be shown in the other clips -- Rosita refusing to interact with kids of color or high-five.

LaMarr says they are prepared to file a lawsuit if necessary. Earlier this weekend, a video surfaced showing the character giving high fives to people while gesturing to two girls without interacting with them.

Their claims of intentional mistreatment of the girls are based on the verbal "no" they received during the brief exchange.

Sesame Place's response, which came soon thereafter clip went viral, that the employee's behavior had been addressed, has also been criticized.

As LaMarr argues, "While we dislike jumping to judgment and considering 'race' as the motivation behind the performer's actions before and after the young girl's request only leads to one conclusion."

Related: Denied kids' family lawyers up...racial fear incident 

In response to Sesame Place's response, activist Tamika Mallory joined us on "other source Live" on Monday. According to her, it's nothing more than gaslighting. Additionally, she spoke with the mother of the girls who said she is "really hurt" by what she sees as a lack of apology.

In the wake of Saturday's incident, more videos have been published... indicating that this is not an isolated incident, but indicative of a pattern.

"We are deeply sorry for the experience the family had," Sesame Place Philadelphia" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Philadelphia told other sources, adding, "We will conduct training for our employees so that they can better understand, recognize and provide an inclusive, equitable, and entertaining experience for our guests."

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