Wednesday 10 August 2022 06:31 PM Sesame Place has REMOVED all traces of Rosita from park after a family launched ... trends now
Sesame Place have cancelled character Rosita by banning her from meet and greets and the daily parade after a family launched a $25million lawsuit against the park.
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'.
Rosita’s Cocina restaurant has reportedly been closed ‘for weeks’ despite the busy summer period.
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.
‘None of the character’s walk the street in the parade any more, and any meet and greets for her have been called off.
‘That is all because of the allegations, they don’t want anyone potentially making the same claims.
‘Essentially, Rosita has been cancelled and I don’t think she’ll be back any time soon.’
Rosita was one of the only characters who was not included in the daily parade, with staff members adding that the performers were now being told to remain on the floats
The Rosita character has been cancelled by Sesame Place after the racism allegations came to light. Two little girls were seen reaching up to the character who waved a hand in a 'no' gesture, with the parents claiming it is because the girls were black
Rosita's Cocina, a Mexican themed restaurant at the park, has remained closed since the incident with staff telling DailyMail.com that it is unlikely to open again for a while
Other stands with the characters face on it were also not open during a visit by DailyMail.com, with staff confirming that Rosita had also been removed from the parade
Another said: ‘The Rosita restaurant has been closed for the last few weeks.
‘There hasn't been a real explanation as to why, but staff are assuming it could be to do with the accusations.
‘The meet and greets have also changed recently but that could also be because of the heat with some other characters.’
Other staff members claimed that the characters were on rotation for meet and greets, and not all of the characters appear on the parade - including Big Bird.
But on the Sesame Place app any events with Rosita can be found by actively searching her name, with only Meet and Greets for certain characters appearing.
Rosita was one of the only characters who was not included in the daily parade, with staff members adding that the performers were now being told to remain on the floats after the allegations.
Other images of the character have been hidden by the park, with Rosita and Big Bird both being covered with a large purple structure close to a dining hall in the theme park.
Stores selling merchandise of Sesame Street also appeared to have either removed items featuring the character or having less out on display.
An empty basked in one of the stores appeared to be where Rosita figures had been but were now empty.
Mugs and other items also did not feature the character, but it is not clear if she was just not part of the main 2022 branding before the incident.
T-shirts, plush toys and various other items were also all on display for the other characters of Sesame Street, but none of the stores had a Rosita section.
Sesame Place did not respond to requests for comment from DailyMail.com regarding the