A second family has come forward with allegations that a Disneyland character ignored their children because of their race.
The White family was visiting Disneyland for their 2-year old’s birthday in December when they claim that their 5-year old son Razzi was discriminated against by the cast member portraying Donald Duck. Razzi’s mother Natasia White said the boy walked within a few feet of Donald Duck when the costume character made a deliberate move away from him and went to play with a baby in a stroller. She then alleges they waited in line for a photo with Donald and asked the Duck twice for a photo but the castmember went up to a white girl near a bench and hugged her. After three minutes of waiting they left in frustration. White said she complained and was sent a letter offering front of the line passes to alleviate her “disappointment”.
This story follow up another story of a Spring Valley family who have filed suit earlier this week alleging discrimination after they claim that their family was brushed off by the White Rabbit in lieu of hugging white and Asian children. That family’s attorney, Dan Gilleon, has also been hired by the White family.
Disney has not confirmed whether the two incidents involve two employees playing different characters, but officials said they were surprised by this story because the original complaint had no mention of discrimination, just a child being ignored.
- Family Sues Disneyland Claiming White Rabbit Character Is “Racist” (chipandco.com)
- Second family accuses Disneyland character of racism (foxnews.com)