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Old 02-08-2013, 07:09 AM   #16
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so--- how many times are there characters at the parks without a formal line to take your turn to see them?. ..none that I know of... and how many times to you see small children who are "not so supervised" just walk up to the characters out of turn? ... many many times. I also would like to see the footage---
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:16 AM   #17
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On a serious note this sounds like a family with no conscious suing a company with no conscious. A lose, lose.
Sound much more like a family suiing a company with deep pockets and the Disney name!.......

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:35 AM   #18
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so--- how many times are there characters at the parks without a formal line to take your turn to see them?. ..none that I know of... and how many times to you see small children who are "not so supervised" just walk up to the characters out of turn? ... many many times. I also would like to see the footage---
I was wondering about that...
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:46 AM   #19
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The whole thing strikes me as a money grab. Using the term racist for what was described by the person filing the lawsuit seems over the top. One doesn't know the race of the person in the suit. Discriminatory maybe.
We don't have all the info. If the white rabbit said nasty stuff or mocked the kids in a racial way they might have a case. If there is surveillance footage, and the white rabbit is seen to be hugging kids of all races on the same day, it'll probably be bounced out of court. I'm sure the hope is that it will get settled out of court.
As mentioned above, the more plausible thing is that the kids in question may have been out of turn or not noticed. Who knows? It does seem a little odd, one would think that somebody else would have been snubbed that day, and would come forward if there was validity to the claim.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:51 AM   #20
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Absolutely ridiculous, but this family will probably walk away with some money, paid off by Disney to make this go away.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:24 PM   #21
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Anyone feel like summarizing the story? I can't bring myself to click on a link to faux news. Kinda afraid my computer will turn into an abacus.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:41 PM   #22
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the only thing with with story that makes me wonder........Is it true Disney offered them 500.00 and their signature to avoid press? If it is true, then Disney know exactly what happened and which leads me to believe its true. On the other hand if the family is wanting a pay out.....well that is something they are teaching their children to be ok. Like it or not disney is a business, and I am sure they are doing a cost analysis right now over negative press/
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Anyone feel like summarizing the story? I can't bring myself to click on a link to faux news. Kinda afraid my computer will turn into an abacus.
Bwah ha ha.

A family- dark complexioned Mr and Mrs Black and children go to Disneyland. 6 year old tries to hug his favorite character, the White Rabbit, and bunny turns away. Brother tries to touch White Rabbit and bunny flicks him away. White Rabbit goes on to be cozier with lighter toned kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobile...n_2646634.html

Before clicking I thought this would be about Brer Rabbit, lol.
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Thank God they didn't go on Splash Mountain and/or knew about Song of the South...
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the only thing with with story that makes me wonder........Is it true Disney offered them 500.00 and their signature to avoid press? If it is true, then Disney know exactly what happened and which leads me to believe its true. On the other hand if the family is wanting a pay out.....well that is something they are teaching their children to be ok. Like it or not disney is a business, and I am sure they are doing a cost analysis right now over negative press/
A 500 dollar offer sounds like they knew there staff did no wrong, but figured it would be enough to get the family out of there hair. Probably cost disney $500 just to wake up there legal department on the weekend.
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Absolutely ridiculous, but this family will probably walk away with some money, paid off by Disney to make this go away.
Totally agree!
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~A second family has come forward...

~Second family files lawsuit

~Oh no, not Donald Duck, too. I hope Disney gets a handle on this soon, it's becoming a PR nightmare! And, it's going to be more difficult to meet characters now, as a result. Disney needs to have a CM accompany each character with a hidden camera to record everything, to help curb these kinds of allegations.
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no doubt this law suit will be black and white.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:15 AM   #29
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~Second family files lawsuit

~Oh no, not Donald Duck, too. I hope Disney gets a handle on this soon, it's becoming a PR nightmare! And, it's going to be more difficult to meet characters now, as a result. Disney needs to have a CM accompany each character with a hidden camera to record everything, to help curb these kinds of allegations.
I agree. Now characters won't be roaming the parks now. I think it is ridiculous. A few years ago my DD was in tears because Pluto didn't see her and she thought he had ignored her. He went over to a bunch of other kids and took pictures with them. We just walked back over to Pluto and helped him see her. She is tiny and it is hard to see in those costumes. Should we have sued? Please.
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Something is off about these 2 stories ... First family's name is Black ad the second is white..... What are the chances?? Lol and ways sad to see people still playin the race cards to gain things...
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