Transfer over, Sesame Road — as a result of a mom in New Jersey is claiming that one of many mascots at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant within the Backyard State is racially discriminating, too!
We’ve been protecting the alleged Sesame Workshop racism scandal, which went viral final month. That case is outwardly going to court docket now after a MASSIVE lawsuit was just filed alleging discrimination. However now, one other problem has cropped up allegedly involving a 2-year-old in Jersey!!
The entire thing went viral on Sunday, when a Twitter consumer posted a video they claimed was from the day earlier than. The girl, recognized later in information experiences as Natyana Muhammad, and her 2-year-old youngster was apparently visiting a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant within the metropolis of Wayne, NJ on Saturday. There, the kid tried to provide a high-five to Charles Leisure Cheese, the pizza place’s mascot.
As you’ll be able to see within the video (beneath), the mouse mascot doesn’t return the high-five request from the “Black baby.” The outraged guardian claims that was a really totally different motion from what the mascot allegedly did all through the remainder of the day with white youngsters on the arcade institution:
PLEASE RETWEET‼️ On July 30 at Chuck E Cheese in Wayne, NJ, my 2yo was racially discriminated towards. As you’ll be able to see, he offers all the yt youngsters hi-5s & PURPOSELY ignored my black child. When confronted, he ignored me as effectively. The supervisor, Angie Valasquez, made excuses for him.. pic.twitter.com/QMmE3wmti1
— Umm Safa ???? (@belllahijabi) July 31, 2022
The child stands there for a LONG time and will get… nothing. Clearly, we don’t know what occurred earlier than or after that, and all through the remainder of the day, so the context of the video continues to be up within the air. However rattling! Isn’t the mascot’s job to appease the kids??
When one consumer requested whether or not it was potential the individual within the mascot swimsuit simply didn’t see the kid, the unique consumer responded with one other video displaying how the worker was apparently being very responsive in any other case:
this video utterly says in any other case. this different chuck e. cheese mascot noticed that little boy who might be shorter than her clear as day. pic.twitter.com/t5WuYHC8IK
— ????????????! (@JanasiaZolanski) July 31, 2022
Twitter customers jumped in with instant reactions that ran all throughout the spectrum, as you’ll be able to see (beneath):
“I will say from being a former employee this is during a birthday show which is different than the regular show and people pay money to have the private birthday shows so the focus is supposed to be towards the families of the party but they still should’ve acknowledged the child”
“Here we go another lawsuit huh?”
“WTF is going on? First sesame street then Disney now chuck e cheese? I’m livid”
“How do y’all just record somebody blatantly disrespecting your kids instead of doing something about it”
“Not CHARLES ENTERTAINMENT CHEESE”
“Seriously @ChuckECheese is this the type of behavior you condone at your establishment??????”
“I think in order for people to judge or agree, we would need to see a full recording of what took place. Not just the part you recorded.”
“Dude said he couldn’t be bothered. Call that Chuck E. Please”
Clearly, there are quite a lot of unknowns right here. That video alone doesn’t make it clear as to what occurred the remainder of the day on the restaurant. In a later reply, the mom indicated the kid did apparently get an image with the mascot:
Not a lot. pic.twitter.com/NHzY7H1Igj
— Umm Safa ???? (@belllahijabi) August 1, 2022
Nonetheless, the controversy clearly struck a chord on-line. Right here is extra on the alleged incident, from Eyewitness Information ABC 7 NY (beneath):
And in a later reply to a different Twitter consumer, the guardian who first posted the video claimed they had been going to “expeditiously” sue the restaurant over the alleged incident. Wow!!
Reactions, Perezcious readers??
[Image via Eyewitness News ABC 7 NY/YouTube]