A New Jersey mother has a major problem with Chuck E. Cheese, accusing the popular child’s mascot of racial discrimination for seemingly ignoring an attempted high five.
The woman, who goes by Umm Safa on Twitter, posted a video she says she shot on July 30 at the CEC site in Wayne, NJ, showing her daughter jumping excitedly before reaching out her hand. You can see the mouse raising five white children onto the scene before seemingly ignoring the little black girl.
What’s unclear is if the person inside the costume could actually see the little girl, but that doesn’t matter to Safa.
Safa writes: “My 2 year old son was racially discriminated against. As you can see he gives all the kids hi-5s and deliberately ignored my black baby. When confronted, he also ignored me. The manager made excuses for him.”
Safa says the manager tried to explain that the person in the costume couldn’t see the little girl, and she’s “sorry, I feel like that”…but Safa exclaims, “It’s getting out of hand!! !”
As we reported, a video from Sesame Place in Philadelphia recently went viral showing Rosita ignoring two little black girls who wanted to interact. The park and the little girls’ parents had private discussions about how best to settle the interaction.