Racist rabbit at Disneyland?
Family sues for discrimination
- Duration 5:13
- Date Feb 25, 2013
Family sues for discrimination
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It claims to be that happy -- placed on our but for at least one family Disneyland was anything but -- -- He landed the place where characters come to life for millions of kids but what happens when the actors in character having a bad day or even worse are bigots as one family alleges.
Last August and -- and Jason black claim the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.
Turned his back on their kids and it wasn't because the rather was late for an important date.
And a lawsuit filed last week the reason for the -- conduct was race and color.
And Jason senior you were -- tell me what happened to your son Jason junior and his cousin -- He -- and tell us who grabbed his hand and -- to -- to -- his hand and grab -- -- -- -- any kind of puts his hand away and just stood there and chatting away.
My son Jason 12.
And he want it to the gravity the gravity of the same thing so what was it about his actions and made you believe the this was a racial incidents that he was biased against your kids that agent -- went up to the rabbit and the rabbit had no problem -- -- -- men.
Posing little lane and no one taking the -- at -- -- Caucasian family came up.
And Randy did the same -- rather hug them you know put his arm around them they took the -- -- -- -- Jason claims they photographed the rabbits affectionate encounter with other children who were told to delete the pictures due to privacy concerns.
Hockey is they don't understand racism they don't they don't see color sure Mikey is think every one is -- France so call hockey isn't new word.
We got treated differently and their faces drop.
Eventually the white rabbit did pose with the children looking at the photo of the kids if they appear to be smiling.
-- inside he was say.
I actually had to tell my son's smile for the pitcher -- -- junior wanted to tell me how he felt when white rabbit turned away from.
Hi Chad and their own money changing that he turned his back -- you know -- -- -- to make you feel good.
Sad what did you think when he went over to the other kids that were in -- the Asian family -- family we think it.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- After spending three hours with Disney management and numerous follow up calls eventually the black family was offered a refund and VIP treatment.
But decided to file a discrimination suit against the actor playing white rabbit and Walt Disney parks.
I'm not looking for any being the only thing are looking -- is an apology.
And about it gotten that.
Right off and this we wouldn't even -- it went forward with this because -- my kids -- -- -- that make them apologize.
-- fit it fit it in a separate incident another family from Modesto California claims the white rabbit -- and verbally assaulted thirteen year old Jocelyn Carlos.
After she jokingly -- it's fake.
Tail and he got me by the -- in the neck and then -- -- seven and last but Payne told me lunch ever do that again I'm gonna cause security enticed to -- -- something had to.
And then he said -- -- and then start years.
And then he cuts.
Disney's response quote.
This seems to be a blatant attempt by a lawyer to generate publicity for a case that has no -- If anything all of this video shows there's a family of misbehaving -- deliberately provoking a character for their own malicious abuse met and quote -- He is a multibillion dollar corporation built on the premise that every child is welcome.
So the house that Mickey -- has reacted strongly to these charges of alleged racism.
Saying quote we believe the claims are without merit and we plan to vigorously contest the losses we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind.
And strive to drive -- Wonderful experiences for all of our guests -- -- -- Disney says that there investigating have they told you.
Who this character is to the white rabbit was was this the same.
White rabbit with the Modesto family is the San Diego family since -- -- Los.
They've had no communication with us and I can tell you -- that he would take a real jerk inside that cost -- that white rabbit cost him.
The -- have a little black kid differently because he's black -- take a real jerk inside that white cotton rabbit costume to trade at thirteen year old girl cursed her and grab her by the neck.
Because he's mad at her.
I'm not saying Disneyland is racist -- say the person behind that zoo don't matter what nationality.
He shot -- our kids awake Kyra there's game with a cherished brand new -- There's like these in Times Square that have been appreciated adored and copied around the world.
Spokeswoman -- brown says Disney is investigating these troubling allegations from.
And her although there website reminds employees have always remember that and every interaction you are the face of our company act responsibly.
And all of your professional relationships.
-- -- -- -- You know maybe they'll white rabbit -- a jerk -- start that I found that I don't think Disney is racist I think.
They've they're going to be fine they get to the bottom of it.