Chuck E. Cheese is the latest costumed character to be accused of racial discrimination.
A mother from New Jersey posted a video to Twitter of the restaurant’s mouse mascot high-fiving numerous white kids that were standing on a stage but seemingly ignoring her black daughter dancing around him on the floor.
“On July 30 at Chuck E Cheese in Wayne, NJ, my 2yo was racially discriminated against. As you can see, he gives all of the yt kids hi-5s & PURPOSELY ignored my black baby,” user belllahijabi wrote in the post that has since been retweeted more than 32,000 times. “When confronted, he ignored me as well.”
According to the mom, the manager “made excuses” for the costumed worker.
“Saying she’s ‘sorry I feel that way’ but he didn’t see her, even after showing her the PROOF in the video,” she said in a separate tweet, adding, “This is getting out of hand!!!”
In another tweet, the mama bear shared a photo of the girl and Chuck E. Cheese — giving a thumbs up — posing together for a picture that management “insisted” they take after apologizing to the parent and telling her that the mouse was “not able to see her.”
Approved ~ MJM