According to a report from the Daily Mail, the Sesame Place theme park in Pennsylvania has canceled its Rosita character after a family launched a $25 million dollar lawsuit claiming the mascot was racist.
From The Daily Mail:
DailyMail.com can reveal that the bilingual Muppet, from Mexico, is slowly being erased from the theme park in Philadelphia, with staff claiming she has been removed in the wake of the controversy.
A mother slammed the character as racist after filming Rosita seemingly ignoring her daughter and niece as they reached out to the character during the parade last month.
The two little girls eagerly reached out to the blue character, who was introduced to expand the diversity of Sesame Street, who was seen shaking their finger at them, before allegedly ‘hugging the little white girl’ next to them.
Multiple buildings with the costume character’s face on them have reportedly remained closed since the incident in July, with staff claiming she has been ‘cancelled’.
One staff member told DailyMail.com: ‘With recent events, Rosita hasn’t been around much anymore.
“She’s been taken off the parade entirely since the racism allegations.”
Continue reading over at The Daily Mail.
EXCLUSIVE: Sesame Place has REMOVED all traces of Rosita from park https://t.co/nC8oVSfAKE
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) August 10, 2022