Someone at Disney World is reading the headlines, or so it seems, based on how Woody’s character went out of his way to engage black children waiting along the parade route.
Check out this video posted by a proud dad who took his 2 young kids to Disney Orlando this week. It shows the little ones clamoring for the costumes. Jessie mascot from the Toy Story franchise as the characters walk down a street lined with cheering fans.
Jessie was across the street and seemed preoccupied with entertaining that part of the crowd, but her friend Woody notices some black kids and actually reacts to them.
Look… Woody tags Jessie, points at the young men… and they both go to hang out with them, which is obviously awesome because they’ve been trying so hard to get Jessie’s attention and it seems like it’s real. big fans.
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Not to turn this story into a negative, because it’s obviously very cute, but you can’t ignore what’s been going on in a disturbing trend lately…namely mascots/costumed characters in theme parks and all that nagging. black children allegedly on purpose.
It seems like it’s happening all over the country…whether it’s Sesame Place, Disneyland, or even Chuck E. Cheese. Some disturbing videos have gone viral showing classic characters ignoring or pulling away from children of color.
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While most establishments have denied any overt racist intent, people have a it’s hard to buy it.
It’s hard to say for sure if Woody had anything on here when he did what he did… but it’s certainly possible. Considering how this controversy is big has increased in recent weeks, one has to imagine that there have been higher positions in such places talking to your employees.