Feb 7, 2013 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — An African American family sued Disneyland after the actor who portrayed the White Rabbit character from “Alice in Wonderland” allegedly refused to hug or touch their children because of their skin color.
Jason and Annelia Black of San Diego County said the person in the rabbit costume also acted impatiently as their young kids posed for a picture at the Anaheim theme park.
The Blacks, however, said it was a different scene when a Caucasian family arrived.
“There were two other kids that came up. The rabbit showered them. Hugged them, kissed them, posed with them, and took pictures. Meanwhile, that made my kids feel horrible,” said Jason.
The family immediately filed a complaint with Disneyland officials.
The Blacks said they were offered VIP passes and $500, but they turned down both gifts.
In addition, they were asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.
The family said they want a public apology and the employee involved in the incident to be fired.
CBS2 was unable to receive a statement from Disneyland.