Toy Story character becomes internet hero for his determination to catch castmate Jessie’s attention after black girls screamed her name
A character from Disneyland’s “Toy Story” who marched in the theme park’s daily parade made sure his partner wasn’t the next costumed cartoon player to be ostracized for seemingly ignoring a black kid. The video showed him making every effort to ensure that the kid who was shouting the character’s name from across the street got a hug from their favorite celebrity.
The video begins with the cast of Pixar’s most popular titles, Toy Story and The Incredibles, walking in a parade. An African American family can be heard shouting “Woody and Jessie” from the sidelines.
A tiny brown beauty with yellow Minnie Mouse ears and a Jessie outfit waves her hands at the characters. The older family members keep calling out for Jessie the cowgirl, but she instead yells for the kids across the path.
A vigilant, grown-up Woody, her burrowing partner, will do anything to call his girlfriend Jessie, but she’s busy high kicking and prancein’ around.
In the final act of determination, Woody throws his hands up at the family and then walks over to Jessie and tells her to take her cock to the little munchkin.
Jessie runs over with a burst of energy and gives the little girl the biggest hug ever, blowing kisses as she returns to the parade.
These days, costume actors at the nation’s amusement parks are clearly at the forefront of recent headlines criticizing some characters for what appears to be deliberately snubbing young black girls and boys.
A mascot player at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in New Jersey made headlines last week after a video of him walking past a toddler went viral.
Woody’s act was first posted on TikTok by Harold Colclough, who took his child to Disneyland under his @lifesigma profile. The music bed was appropriately the chorus of Tay Money’s hit “The Assignment”. The banner above the video read “Woody for the Win” and the caption read “Woody help make Havyn day!!! She needs to get a hug from Jessie.”
Social media celebrated the actor as only Black Twitter and IG could.
Reposting on Instagram, one person said, “Woody said, ‘We’re not getting canceled today.’
“The way Woody snapped Jessie to say hello to the black kids. He definitely understands the job.”
“This Disney World clip with Woody & Jessie sent me. They said it wasn’t sesame place!”
“It’s slowly walking over to get her for me…”
Some comments were sure to set this case apart from the Sesame Square incidents that rocked the summer.
In at least two separate cases, characters who work at the Sesame Place theme park have come under fire for reportedly ignoring small black children. At least one of these cases is part of a class action lawsuit in which the Sesame Workshop brand is issuing a statement of apologies for any form of discrimination the youth may have faced.
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