Theme park’s ‘history’ of racism exposed, multiple videos leaked online

A children’s theme park is now under fire after multiple instances of racism were exposed online.

Credit: Place Sesame

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A recent encounter at Sesame Place amusement park in Pennsylvania drew widespread criticism after video showed what appeared to be a racist encounter with a park mascot and two children. Pennsylvania’s Sesame Place offers a dining experience with Elmo and Friends, over 15 family rides, a water park and entertainment featuring your favorite sesame place characters.

Interactions with characters in Sesame Place
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The park has recently come under fire for hidden price increases and now finds itself at the center of even more pressing controversy and a media storm. As previously reported, a concerned mother has shared a video of her two daughters watching a parade at Sesame Place, eagerly hoping to get a hug from Rosita’s character. Sadly, that’s not what happened as the two children were quickly turned down, almost as if they were invisible or deliberately ignored.

It sparked an instant reaction online in spaces like Twitter, with hundreds of users calling the encounter an example of racism. Sesame Place released a statement and an apology, but many weren’t sure what was said made up for the unfortunate situation.

Surprisingly, a Twitter thread showed even more instances of “racism” in the park, especially with kids wanting to meet characters. The thread is linked below, shared by @_TheShawn:

Me and Rosita performing the fade out of You Make My Baby Like This…

This is crazy… Lmaooo

As you can see, multiple examples of racism exist in these videos. The thread ends with the video that sparked this discussion which you can check out in our original story.

At this time, Sesame Place has not issued any further comment on the allegations of racism at their theme parks.

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