A 3-year-old Australian girl was left in tears after a woman told her she couldn’t dress up as Queen Elsa because she isn'’t white.
Aboriginal mom Rachel Muir took her daughter to a Disney-themed event at a Melbourne mall, and being a typical "Frozen"-obsessed 3-year-old girl, little Samara decided to dress up like the movie’s main character, Queen Elsa, Daily Mail reports.
Muir says while she and Samara were standing in line waiting to go into the snow pit, a woman in front of them turned around and unleashed a racist rant.
“The lady in front of us turned around to Samara and said ‘I don’t know why you’re dressed up for because Queen Elsa isn’t black,’” Muir recounted, reported The Courier. “I asked the woman what she meant by the comment and then one of the woman’s young daughters screwed up her face, she pointed at Samara and said ‘you’re black and black is ugly.’”
“I looked around the line and there were little girls of all different races lining up dressed as their favorite Disney characters,” Muir continued. “We were in Melbourne, one of the most multicultural places in the world. I couldn’t believe it.”
Muir says her daughter burst into tears while in line, and even though they still participated in the event, she is still traumatized by the experience. Samara reportedly refused to go to her dance classes in the days following the incident.
“When I asked why she didn’t want to go, she pointed at the skin on her arm and asked why she was black,” Muir said. “I told her ‘because God gave you that skin color, because you’re a proud blackfella like mum.’”
Muir posted about the incident on Facebook, and the story went viral. Now, reports say that Disney On Ice has invited Muir and her daughter to an upcoming performance, and not only will Samara get to watch, but she will also be able to perform.
Photo Source: Daily Mail, The Courier