‘The View’ Co-Hosts Go Off After Sesame Place Costumed Performer Appears to Deny Two Black Girls High Fives

The co-hosts of “The View” went off after a Sesame Place costumed performer appeared to deny two black girls high fives in a viral video.

As “The Blast” noted, multiple co-hosts thought that the employee behind the snub should be fired and believed the situation had racial connotations.

Whoopi Goldberg led the charge by declaring “It’s crazy” and that they need to teach the employee “Why they’re being fired.”

In an apology from Sesame Place, the park said that the “Performer portraying the Rosita character has confirmed that the ‘no’ hand gesture seen several times in the video was not directed to any specific person, rather it was a response to multiple requests from someone in the crowd who asked Rosita to hold their child for a photo which is not permitted.”

The incident appeared to take place during a parade, so it would make sense that not every child could receive a high five, ultimately, and the costumed character appeared to be moving away from the crowd after passing the children.

“The View” cohosts weren’t the only ones to suggest it was racial as digital strategist Leslie Mac who shared the video said, “This is how #SesamePlace treated these beautiful Black children.”

“VIRAL VIDEO LEADS TO SESAME PLACE CONTROVERSY: After an incident at Sesame Place where two Black girls were seemingly ignored by a performer, the nonprofit Sesame Workshop issued an apology and said it will conduct bias training – #TheView panel reacts.”

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown tweeted a screenshot of one of the girl’s faces after the performer passed and claimed, “Every Black woman was once a little Black girl who made this face when the way things are for us in America first broke her heart.”

“The experiences that create this face are the ones that breed warriors. I wish life here didn’t require us to be that, though,” Brown insisted.

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