Disneyland's White Rabbit 'snaps, grabs girl'

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  1. Disney_Princess83

    Disney_Princess83 DIS Veteran

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    Anyone seen this? :confused3

    http://news. ninemsn. com. au/world/2013/02/24/07/55/ video-shows-white-rabbit-snap-swear-at-girls

    A video has emerged appearing to show Disneyland's 'White Rabbit' character snapping and getting physical after two young girls pull his tail.

    In the recording, the person dressed as the White Rabbit appears to swear at one of the girls and grab her.
    The video comes after a family recently launched a lawsuit accusing the same character of racism after it allegedly refused to hug four African-American children.
    It is not known if the same person was acting as the White Rabbit in both of these incidents.
    The 30-second video, aired by ABC's 10News, begins with the father of Alexis and Jocelyn Carlos laughing as they approach the White Rabbit in turn and pull his tail from behind.
    The Alice in Wonderland character is talking to some other children but quickly swings around and walks over to 14-year-old Jocelyn.
    The teenager said the rabbit then grabbed her by the arm and neck.
    "He told me,' Don't you ever do that again or I will call security, and tell your stupid friend to stop doing it too,"' Jocelyn told 10News.
    Alexis can then be heard sticking up for her sister, yelling "Hey you, get off of her!"
    "He was holding her roughly, and I was scared," Alexis said.
    A muffled voice can then be heard coming from the rabbit saying "Don't even start your s--- with me."
    Recently, San Diego couple Jason and Annelia Black filed a lawsuit after they said the White Rabbit, brushed off their sons and two other relatives during an August visit.
    The rabbit had no problem hugging white and Asian children but appeared to take issue with their race, the family claimed.
    The family's attorney, Dan Gilleon, plans to use the new video as evidence in their case.
    Disneyland has refused to comment on whether the same person was dressed as the White Rabbit in both of these incidences.
    In a statement provided to 10News, Disneyland described the video as "a blatant attempt by a lawyer to generate publicity for a case that has no merit."
    "If anything, all this video shows is a family of misbehaving guests deliberately provoking a character for their own malicious amusement," the statement said.
     
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  3. Friendly Frog

    Friendly Frog DIS veteran with a mouse on her back.

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    Yep I saw it but I'm going to try not to comment too much. It brings out strong feelings about some guests and some attorneys.
     
  4. momrek06

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    ITA! :thumbsup2
     
  5. Pumbaa7287

    Pumbaa7287 I am the great Stone Dragon!

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    The white rabbit is going to be late, late, late, for a very important court date.

    Folks need to control their kids, and workers hired to be costumed characters need to not put said brats in head locks. My goodness.
     
  6. disneyworld1977

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    I wasn't there so I have no say either way :confused3
     
  7. LockShockBarrel

    LockShockBarrel Pudge controls the weather.

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    I thought this was part of the reason they had attendants with them? So this kind of thing didn't happen. And by "this kind of thing" I mean the kids pulling on the costume.
     
  8. Tink1987

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    I hadn't seen that, thank you for sharing. Not going to comment on it really for same reasons others have said.

    It reminds me of the Tigger one that came out a while back where people weren't sure if it was a 'playful' Tigger and it went round and round in circles :)
     
  9. Tonka's Skipper

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    This is really the whole story.................14 year olds......seems they needed parenting for a long time!


    This would not surprize me one bit if the lawsiut atty staged this!.


    AKK
     
  10. kbelle8995

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    Does anyone else think that if this continues to happen that Disney might just stop having characters around or put them in a more limited access experience? I mean characters used to just walk around the park now they are in certain areas at certain times and that's it. Star Wars weekends is one of the few examples where characters walk around.

    I was not there so I don't know all the details.
     
  11. RedsDrew

    RedsDrew Mouseketeer

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    To sum up my comments regarding this on another board:

    I wouldn't have gone after the girls because I think the father deserves a rear-end kicking...

    :cheer2: Ra, ra, ree! Kickem' in the knee! Ra, ra, rass! Kickem' in the other knee! :cheer2:

    Just my two cents... ;)
     
  12. Disney_Princess83

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    It's doubtful. These things keep happening in Disneyland, where the characters walk around without any handlers. They might add handlers to DL.
     

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