Sesame Place has invited the black family, who were allegedly snubbed by one of the park’s mascots, to come back… but the family turns down the offer, saying the children involved in the viral video remain traumatized .
B’Ivory LamarrThe Brown family’s attorney tells TMZ Sesame Place has not yet informed the family about what happened to the character in question — whether they were disciplined, fired, or put in a different costume to “terrorize other kids.”
Lamarr tells us there was a sit-down meeting three weeks ago between SeaWorld Entertainment executives and Rev. Jesse Jackson — who before? sent a letter to the company, suggesting ways the park could be better for black people. Lamarr says the Browns were invited to the meeting but couldn’t get in and ended up waiting in the lobby for hours.
There was a follow-up meeting earlier this week between the Brown family, SeaWorld execs, and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition leadership. Lamarr claims the meeting was labeled a mediation, but in reality it was only the family who expressed their concerns and were then offered a sandwich and cookies.
At one point, SeaWorld directors extended an olive branch to the Browns… to encourage them to return to the theme park, but that offer was quickly turned down, not wanting their children to relive their trauma.
Black kid isolates with grandma after being traumatized at Sesame Place
If you recall, the Browns made an attorney following a viral video of their two black children being seemingly rejected by Sesame Place character Rosita, who seemed to shake her head “no” to the kids and refuse to hug them.
Since then, Sesame Place has been rolled out a new set of policiesincluding a comprehensive assessment of racial equality and bias training for their employees, in light of allegations of racial discrimination.
Going forward, Lamarr says he will pursue every legal option available to the Browns…and calls on all community leaders and activists to stand in solidarity with the family.