Sesame Place cancels Rosita character amid multimillion-dollar lawsuit

Persons wearing the now-infamous cartoon character outfit have been accused of ignoring multiple Black children this year alone
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The embattled theme park Sesame Place has reportedly removed all images of the infamous character Rosita from its premises and stores.

This comes in the aftermath of one Black family filing a $25 million lawsuit against the Philadelphia-based children’s park for racism and deliberately snubbing their children.


The British-based newspaper The Daily Mail reports that multiple buildings, including the restaurant named Rosita Cocina, have been closed since July 2022 during the apex of this national PR disaster for the park.

“She’s been taken off the parade entirely since the racism allegations. None of the characters walk the street in the parade anymore, and any meet and greets for her have been called off,” the newspaper quoted a source. 


“That is all because of the allegations, they don’t want anyone potentially making the same claims,” the publication added, saying: “Essentially, Rosita has been canceled and I don’t think she’ll be back any time soon.”

The television show of the same name, “Sesame Place,” has not removed Rosita from its lineup and there is no indication that it will. It remains to be seen if public sentiment will relent sufficiently enough to bring Rosita back to the internationally-famous theme park.

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