Kelly Rowland 'Still Upset' After Sesame Place Character Ignored 2 Black Girls
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The former Destiny's Child star also slams Sesame Place's 'ridiculous apology' after a video went viral of a performer appearing to walk past two excited young girls.

AceShowbiz - Kelly Rowland is still livid over a Sesame Street racism row. After a social media video, showing a Sesame Place parade performer in a Rosita costume appearing to obviously ignore two young black girls as they reached out for high-fives and hugs moments, went viral, the Destiny's Child alum voiced her outrage.

While some viewers dismissed the interaction in the viral video as a misunderstanding, other videos of similar incidents involving black children have surfaced online. On Tuesday, Kelly admitted to Entertainment Tonight, "I'm still upset. I was livid. And I know, me personally, I would've burned the place down. I've said it before and I really mean it."

In the wake of the controversy, Sesame Workshop said, "We have been in contact with Sesame Place, our licensed park partner, and they have assured us that they will conduct bias training and a thorough review of the ways in which they engage with families and guests."

Sesame Place also issued a formal apology and claimed to have invited the family involved back to the park, a gesture the mother of the girls in the clip denies was made. Kelly, who shared the video on her Instagram Stories, added, "Did you see that ridiculous apology that they had?"

"When I saw this and it was an extension of what I grew up learning and loving about Sesame Street and Sesame Place, I don't know what place this is that I saw," the 41-year-old singer added. "It made two beautiful little girls feel like they were just not there. I wasn't trying to give it any more attention. I really wasn't, but those little girls, they deserve an apology."

Kelly, who has two young sons with husband Tim Weatherspoon, said alongside her posting of the clip online, "OH HELL NAWWW!! TF! This just made me so mad!"

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