Sesame Place has invited the black household who was allegedly snubbed by one of many park’s mascots to come back again … however the household is rejecting the provide, saying the kids concerned within the viral video stay traumatized.
B’Ivory Lamarr, the lawyer for the Brown household, tells TMZ Sesame Place has but to tell the household as to what occurred to the character in query — whether or not they’ve been disciplined, terminated or positioned in one other costume to “terrorize different youngsters.”
Lamarr tells us there was a sit-down assembly that occurred three weeks in the past between executives at SeaWorld Leisure and Rev. Jesse Jackson — who beforehand despatched off a letter to the corporate, proposing methods the park might be higher for Black of us. Lamarr says the Browns have been invited to the assembly, however have been unable to go inside and ended up ready within the foyer for hours.
There was a follow-up assembly that occurred earlier this week between the Brown household, SeaWorld execs, and the management from the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. Lamarr claims the assembly was labeled a mediation, however actually it was simply the household voicing their considerations, then being supplied a sandwich and cookies.
Sooner or later, SeaWorld execs prolonged an olive department to the Browns … encouraging them to return to the theme park, however that supply has been shortly denied, as they do not need their youngsters to relive their trauma.
When you recall, the Browns lawyered up following a viral video of their two Black youngsters seemingly being rejected by Sesame Place character Rosita, who appeared to shake her head “no” on the youngsters and refused to hug them.
Since then, Sesame Place has rolled out a brand new set of insurance policies, together with a complete racial fairness evaluation and bias coaching for his or her workers, in mild of racial discrimination allegations.
Shifting ahead, Lamarr says he’ll pursue each authorized possibility accessible to the Browns … and is looking on all group leaders and activists to face with the household in solidarity.