Chuck E. Cheese is often known as the place where families can escape the harsh realities of real life and enjoy a slice of pizza. While the restaurant has seen its ups and downs over the past several years, many parents still take their children there for birthdays and other special events. Well, that may change soon, as the mascot for the restaurant chain has faced some serious trouble.

According to TMZ, a New Jersey mother has accused the favorite kid’s mascot, the Chuck E. Cheese mouse, of ignoring a high five attempts from her daughter. The mother posted a video that shows the daughter jumping up and down in excitement as Chuck E. walks by. The mouse doesn’t acknowledge the child and casually walks by to give the other kids a high five.

The mother, who goes by Umm Safa on Twitter, posted her reaction to what occurred at the restaurant. She confirmed that she had a conversation with the restaurant manager, who said that the person in the costume couldn’t see the child.

My 2yo was racially discriminated against. As you can see, he gives all of the yt kids hi-5s & PURPOSELY ignored my black baby. When confronted, he ignored me as well. The manager made excuses for him.

The anthropomorphic mouse appeared first in 1977 and was rebranded into a smaller, “hipper” version in 2012. Ironically, the mouse was given a New Jersey accent and was voiced by John Widelock for seven years. No word on whether the person in the costume has faced disciplinary action.

This comes off the heels of Sesame Place getting slapped with a massive lawsuit after their costumed performers were caught snubbing children of color. Keep checking back with Thirsty for updates.

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Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones is a writer for both Thirsty for News and Ringside News. He's been a wrestling fan since 2004 and has always tuned into Monday Night Raw.

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