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Outrage after Thorpe Park customers compare mask rule to suffering of Rosa Parks
Anti-maskers have threatened to boycott Thorpe Park over its rules about wearing the protective face gear on its rides.
It comes after one mother furiously tweeted this week that her son had to sit at the back of a ride during a visit to the theme park, based in Surrey.
Covid regulations state that anyone not wearing a mask cannot sit at the front to reduce the risk of infecting the people sitting behind them.
The mum, who describes herself as ‘awake not woke’ on her Twitter profile, wrote: My 18 year old at Thorpe park today, mask exempt-had to ride at the back of the rides!
She then seemed to compare the situation to that of Rosa Parks, the pioneering black woman who refused to give up her seat at the front of a bus to a white man in Alabama during the US Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s.
Didnt something happen years back on buses?! she said.
Several people backed up the fuming parent, including notorious anti-lockdown campaigner Gareth Icke, who uploaded an image of the Thorpe Park logo edited to read Rosa Parks.
Meanwhile another mother said: We wont be going there. I will stick to my local fun fairs where they dont request such nonsense.
I will inform other maskless families I knowOnce again, much appreciated.
Others described the theme parks rule as segregation, seeming to elude the policy of separating white people from people of colour in the United States, which remained in place up until 1964.
The comparisons sparked condemnation from scores of fellow twitter users.
One wrote: Invoking the name of a great Civil Rights pioneer because someones kid has to sit at the back of a roller coaster we have well and truly witnessed peak Karen.
Another responded to Mr Icke’s meme: Beyond embarrassing. A white guy equating a child being asked to sit a the back of a funfair ride in the middle of a global pandemic to what black Americans went through.
Another added: ‘I cannot stress this enough, not getting the seat you want on nemesis inferno as a public health measure is not in-fact comparable to decades of government enforced racial segregation and mob lynching of innocent human beings.’
A spokesperson for Thorpe Park said: In line with our ride restrictions, all our guests who are mask exempt are required to sit in the row farthest to the back to reduce the risk of air transmission aboard our attractions.
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