One of the black children who was snubbed by a Sesame Place character is traumatized by the incident, the family’s lawyer said.
One of the young girls is reportedly isolating with their grandmother in an attempt to regain stability, B’Ivory LaMarr, the family’s attorney, told TMZ.
LaMarr said that both girls were overcome with emotion and incredibly upset that they were treated differently than the white child.
“Their hearts were completely shattered by a character,” said LaMarr in an interview with NBC10.
Words can’t describe the type of grief they are going through right now.”
LaMarr said that the move to isolate one of the girls with her grandmother is to help shield her from publicity in a safe environment. The family is also looking into getting the siblings into therapy to help them cope.
According to LaMarr, the family is considering filing a lawsuit against Sesame Place.
The girls were “traumatized.”
One is isolating with her grandmother.
They might have to go to therapy.
The family is considering a lawsuit.
What happened? How terribly were these girls treated?
We have video:
This is absolutely HEARTBREAKING! 💔 These two young Queens did NOT deserve to be blatantly singled out and ignored by this #SesameStreet character! @SesamePlace MUST address their staff's disgusting behavior! 🎥: IG/__jodiii__ pic.twitter.com/07shnhEGvM
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) July 18, 2022
Some minimum wage seasonal worker in a Muppet fur suit roasting in the summer sun waved the girls off.
We have no idea why. We haven’t heard from the employee at all.
But sure as shit this is going to be the subject of a Congressional investigation.
Congressional Black Caucus Asks for Meeting with Sesame Street Theme Park On ‘Glaring Examples of Racism’ Following Controversial Video https://t.co/xnP4vuWZxc
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) July 23, 2022
We’re in a recession.
Inflation is at record levels.
We have an impending food shortage.
Congress has to investigate a parade character not giving two girls a hug.
I don’t know if it was racism or not that motivated this employee.
What I do know is that everything feels like a scam where any chance to air a public grievance and collect fame and fortune from it is used.