Families sue Universal Orlando after mascot uses white power gesture

Families sue Universal Orlando after mascot uses white power gesture


Two families are suing Universal Orlando after an actor dressed as the “Despicable Me” character Gru flashed a white power symbol while posing for photos with biracial children.

The lawsuit filed on the behalf of two girls, who were 5 and 6 years old at the time of the photos, alleges that they suffered humiliation and mental anguish from the separate episodes at the theme park in Orlando, news station WKMG reported.

One of the incidents occurred when the 6-year-old girl met the movie character at a breakfast hosted at Universal’s Loews Royal Pacific Resort in March 2019, according to the suit filed June 23 in Orange County court.

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When she posed for a photo with the actor, he placed a hand on her shoulder while making an upside-down “OK” symbol, which the Anti-Defamation League added to its list of hate symbols.

“He put his hand on her as if he was just doing it regularly, and as I was looking

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