Posted on February 7, 2013

Black Family Claims Disneyland Character Refused to Touch Their Kids

CBS Los Angeles, February 6, 2013

An African American family sued Disneyland after the actor who portrayed the White Rabbit character from “Alice in Wonderland” allegedly refused to hug or touch their children because of their skin color.

Jason and Annelia Black of San Diego County said the person in the rabbit costume also acted impatiently as their young kids posed for a picture at the Anaheim theme park.

The Blacks, however, said it was a different scene when a Caucasian family arrived.


The family immediately filed a complaint with Disneyland officials.

The Blacks said they were offered VIP passes and $500, but they turned down both gifts.


The family said they want a public apology and the employee involved in the incident to be fired.