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Disney Rabbit Racist? Family Accuses Disneyland 'White Rabbit' of Racism [VIDEO]

An African-American family is suing Disneyland for being "racist," claiming that a Alice & Wonderland character in the amusement park refused to touch their children.

By Crystal Henderson, EnStars on Feb 07, 2013 04:15 PM EST
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An African-American family is suing Disneyland for being "racist," claiming that a Alice & Wonderland character in the amusement park refused to touch their children.

Fox5SanDiego reported that Jason and Annelia Black took their children to the Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif. last August. When Jason Black, 6, went to hug his favorite character, White Rabbit from Alice & Wonderland, the rabbit did not seem pleased at all.

"I went to hug him, but he turned his back," Jason Black Jr. told the station. "It made me feel sad because I wanted to really hug him."

His older brother, Elijah said he tried to hold the character's hand, but the employee kept pushing his hand away. He also noticed that he acted different with other kids.

"This white boy, he (the White Rabbit) was hugging on the little girl and kissing on it, and hugging the boy and they were white," Elijah said.

The father, Jason Black Sr. told CBS that the White Rabbit behaved friendly with other white kids. "There were two other kids that came up and the rabbit showered him, hugged and kissed them, posed with them and took pictures. Meanwhile--that made my kids feel horrible," he said.

The Black family immediately complained to the park after the incident and was offered VIP passes and $500 if they signed a confidentiality waiver, which they reportedly denied.

Dan Gilleon, the family's attorney said the family is only asking Disney to issue a public apology and fire the employee who portrayed the White Rabbit. "They're not trying to get something they don't deserve," Gilleon told the station. "In fact, all they've asked for is a little bit of recognition that this should not have happened."

Fox5San Diego contacted Disney for a comment and the company emailed a statement, which reads, "We cannot comment on something that we are not aware of---and that we carefully review all guest claims."

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