Wading through the full string of reader comments to this particular Yahoo! News item would likely take almost as long as a visit to Disneyland. At press time, the tally for “Black Family Claims Disney’s White Rabbit Character Refused to Touch Their Kids” has passed 20,000 published reactions and is still climbing rapidly.
The Lookout blogger Claudine Zap picked up on FOX San Diego and CBSLA reports and ka-boom; her account of Jason and Amelia Black‘s complaint over allegedly “racist” treatment directed at their kids last August by the person operating the Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit costume is a most-popular read and comments magnet. The family wants the resort to publicly apologize and fire the actor who played the Rabbit. Many readers meanwhile are ridiculing the allegations:
There are even comments from other paid costume-wearers. Smokey the Bear for example says it’s really hard inside the garb to see and that this all could have been completely accidental.