Everyone is up in arms over a Sesame Place character for allegedly ignoring two black girls during a Philadelphia event. The girls’ captured it on video and then posted it on social media.
The kid’s theme park has since apologized, calling it a ‘misunderstanding.’
Sesame Place Philadelphia also issued a statement. They say the performer did not direct the “no” hand gesture toward “any specific person.” They further explained the gesture was a “response to multiple requests from someone in the crowd. The attendee asked Rosita to hold their child for a photo which is not permitted.”
Sesame Place says the performer is “devastated about the misunderstanding.” And added that the costumes “sometimes make it difficult to see at lower levels.” And as a result, the performer says they sometimes miss hugs from guests.
Meanwhile, the angry parent has vowed to never return to any future Sesame Place performances.
This isn’t the only incident that a Sesame character has been seen ‘ignoring’ children of color. There have been other parents who have witnessed similar instances. You be the judge.