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Mom and son kicked out of Legoland for mom's tattoo

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The Grapevine Legoland Booted a Mom and Her Son Over This Naked Tinker Bell Tattoo


A Royse City mother is claiming discrimination after being kicked out of the Grapevine Mills Mall Legoland for her body art, and she's using social media to win support from noted activists Travis Barker, Yelawolf and, of course, Busta Rhymes.

As Mr. Rhymes would say, here's the scenario: On Sunday, Lana Massey decided to surprise her 8-year-old son, a Lego fanatic, with a trip to Legoland. "He's overjoyed that such a place exists," Massey tells Unfair Park.

She paid $53 for access to Legoland Discover Center and the adjoining aquarium before proceeding to three separate playrooms. "The whole time we were in, we were followed" by a Legoland employee, the heavily tattooed Massey continues. "I was totally assuming that she was going to come up to me and ask me who my artist was."

Not quite.


The employee headed her off. "Ma'am, I need to give you your money back and ask you to leave," she said, according to Massey's account.

"Excuse me?"

"We've had some complaints about your tattoos. And this is a family-friendly environment."

Massey says she immediately felt discriminated against.

"So you're going to proceed with this unfair treatment against me because of the way I look?" she says she responded. "You're going to throw me out?"

According to Massey, that was that. The employee escorted her to the cashier's desk, gave her a refund, then escorted her out.

After hearing her story, we called Legoland, where officials say they didn't kick out Massey and her son because they didn't like her tattoos. They kicked her out because they didn't like one specific one.

"A guest at Legoland Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth was asked to leave due to customer complaints received about a visible offensive tattoo located on her lower leg," spokeswoman Kelle Jackson tells us by email. "As a family attraction geared to children three to 10 years old, our entrance policy guidelines allow our staff the absolute direction to refuse admission to guests wearing clothing or images on their person that are offensive in nature. The Duty Manager onsite acted in accordance to this policy, and offered the guest a refund or tickets to return another day with the graphic tattoo covered. Our offer to return to the attraction with complimentary tickets still stands with the understanding of our policy."

The tattoo in question, which is pictured above, is definitely attention-grabbing. But Massey says the ink is original artwork from the 1940s.

"No more offensive than zombie Jesus or guns promoting violence," she says. "Aside from any of that, there is nothing about tattoos in their policies, just inappropriate clothing. ... I could see if it was like a gaping vag or something like that, but I don't have anything like that." (Her friend does, apparently.)

Besides, the folks at Legoland never even mentioned her Tinker Bell tat. "That's not what they told me," Massey says. "She didn't specify any particular tattoo." She also claims that Legoland's employees never gave her the option of returning for free on a different day.

"The bottom line," she says, "is me and my son do thousands of things, and I've never been asked to leave."

by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Replies (111-120):
Peanutx3
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Yep.

Quoting Sekirei:

Is someone seriously saying that tink getting reamed by a light switch isn't porn????? WTF?


Tanya93
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Well since she initially called me out for removing the pic, I figure I was at least one of the targets.

Quoting mandaday:

Does it matter? I doubt she knows.

Quoting candlegal:

since she didn't quote anyone, I am still trying to figure out who she is talking to/about :)

Quoting Tanya93:

This is going to be fun now....

Quoting Amyinthesky:

It is hardly porn and you don't have to explain porn if you do not want to but you could explain that it is just a picture someone liked so they put it on their body.

or I could say it's inappropriate and shouldn't be visible in a place for children.

Your mindset astounds me.

Your mindset, thought process, grammar, and syntax astounds me.

What right do you have to tell someone where to go with their child according to their attire.

I never said I had any right as a person.   I should have one as a business owner.  If I think tattoos are terrible, I should have every right to say no visible tattoos.

You don't want your time with your child to be hindered but there was no problem hindering her time.

We all make choices.   This is Texas.  She knows that isn't going to be acceptable to the suburbanites of DFW.

I bet you are one of those bob hair cut mom's with the perfect little family on the outside and the blue jeans over your navel  on the PTA and everything. creating a bubble for your children to live in until one day they step out into the real world and are shocked to see that people live differently and not everything pleases everyone else.

This just makes me giggle.   Bobbed hair and blue jeans?   Please....

And yeah, my son lives in a bubble.  I am okay with him not seeing the boobs of Tinkerbell and hearing swear words and watching porn.



That tattoo was offensive ...REALLY ? You are offencive and your lack of understanding or compassion . How Manny of those children would have even noticed that picture or what it meant. First world problem , meaningless end of story.


So, you can tell me I am offensive, but people can't say the tattoo is.  We live in the first world.  Legoland did what was best for their business and customers.   She can always come back with jeans on.





candlegal
by Judy on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:24 PM

you are probably right.

Quoting mandaday:

Does it matter? I doubt she knows.

Quoting candlegal:

since she didn't quote anyone, I am still trying to figure out who she is talking to/about :)

Quoting Tanya93:

This is going to be fun now....

Quoting Amyinthesky:

It is hardly porn and you don't have to explain porn if you do not want to but you could explain that it is just a picture someone liked so they put it on their body.

or I could say it's inappropriate and shouldn't be visible in a place for children.

Your mindset astounds me.

Your mindset, thought process, grammar, and syntax astounds me.

What right do you have to tell someone where to go with their child according to their attire.

I never said I had any right as a person.   I should have one as a business owner.  If I think tattoos are terrible, I should have every right to say no visible tattoos.

You don't want your time with your child to be hindered but there was no problem hindering her time.

We all make choices.   This is Texas.  She knows that isn't going to be acceptable to the suburbanites of DFW.

I bet you are one of those bob hair cut mom's with the perfect little family on the outside and the blue jeans over your navel  on the PTA and everything. creating a bubble for your children to live in until one day they step out into the real world and are shocked to see that people live differently and not everything pleases everyone else.

This just makes me giggle.   Bobbed hair and blue jeans?   Please....

And yeah, my son lives in a bubble.  I am okay with him not seeing the boobs of Tinkerbell and hearing swear words and watching porn.



That tattoo was offensive ...REALLY ? You are offencive and your lack of understanding or compassion . How Manny of those children would have even noticed that picture or what it meant. First world problem , meaningless end of story.


So, you can tell me I am offensive, but people can't say the tattoo is.  We live in the first world.  Legoland did what was best for their business and customers.   She can always come back with jeans on.





mcsmom1
by Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:25 PM

My child would have certainly noticed a naked Tinker Bell fucking a light switch! I looked at the picture of the tattoo and it is very clear.

Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:25 PM

uhhhh.... in what world does the crazy person live? (It's not even that great of a tat.. poorly done.)

Quoting Peanutx3:

Yep.

Quoting Sekirei:

Is someone seriously saying that tink getting reamed by a light switch isn't porn????? WTF?



denise3680
by Gold Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:26 PM


Quoting Amyinthesky:

It is hardly porn and you don't have to explain porn if you do not want to but you could explain that it is just a picture someone liked so they put it on their body. Your mindset astounds me. What right do you have to tell someone where to go with their child according to their attire. You don't want your time with your child to be hindered but there was no problem hindering her time. I bet you are one of those bob hair cut mom's with the perfect little family on the outside and the blue jeans over your navel  on the PTA and everything. creating a bubble for your children to live in until one day they step out into the real world and are shocked to see that people live differently and not everything pleases everyone else. That tattoo was offensive ...REALLY ? You are offencive and your lack of understanding or compassion . How Manny of those children would have even noticed that picture or what it meant. First world problem , meaningless end of story.

Noone has told anyone where they can and can't go with their child, but your attitude of not taking responsibility for your own actions is unrealistic, to say the least.  She made a choice to get a tattoo that to some may be offensive and not appropriate for certain places, especially if children are around.  She knew what she had, she ruined her sons time at legoland by not being the responsible adult and thinking about what this tattoo is.  Even if she does not agree with covering it up, she should have thought this is not about me. so let me atleast cover this one up and avoid any complaints that may come my way.   I do not know if you are referring to me or Candle, but I do not shield my kids, but i would prefer that people learn some decorum when out ina  public place with children.  What is warrantedfor compassion or understanding?? Oh and by the way, the tattoo is tacky.  I have a tat of Mickey flipping the bird but when I go to a place where children are, i tend to dress appropriately.

mandaday
by Silver Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Probably. It would be easier if she was using the quote feature.

Quoting Tanya93:

Well since she initially called me out for removing the pic, I figure I was at least one of the targets.

Quoting mandaday:

Does it matter? I doubt she knows.

Quoting candlegal:

since she didn't quote anyone, I am still trying to figure out who she is talking to/about :)

Quoting Tanya93:

This is going to be fun now....

Quoting Amyinthesky:

It is hardly porn and you don't have to explain porn if you do not want to but you could explain that it is just a picture someone liked so they put it on their body.

or I could say it's inappropriate and shouldn't be visible in a place for children.

Your mindset astounds me.

Your mindset, thought process, grammar, and syntax astounds me.

What right do you have to tell someone where to go with their child according to their attire.

I never said I had any right as a person.   I should have one as a business owner.  If I think tattoos are terrible, I should have every right to say no visible tattoos.

You don't want your time with your child to be hindered but there was no problem hindering her time.

We all make choices.   This is Texas.  She knows that isn't going to be acceptable to the suburbanites of DFW.

I bet you are one of those bob hair cut mom's with the perfect little family on the outside and the blue jeans over your navel  on the PTA and everything. creating a bubble for your children to live in until one day they step out into the real world and are shocked to see that people live differently and not everything pleases everyone else.

This just makes me giggle.   Bobbed hair and blue jeans?   Please....

And yeah, my son lives in a bubble.  I am okay with him not seeing the boobs of Tinkerbell and hearing swear words and watching porn.



That tattoo was offensive ...REALLY ? You are offencive and your lack of understanding or compassion . How Manny of those children would have even noticed that picture or what it meant. First world problem , meaningless end of story.


So, you can tell me I am offensive, but people can't say the tattoo is.  We live in the first world.  Legoland did what was best for their business and customers.   She can always come back with jeans on.






Peanutx3
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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Apparently in a world that a naked Tinkerbell doing a light switch is perfectly normal and OK.

Quoting Sekirei:

uhhhh.... in what world does the crazy person live? (It's not even that great of a tat.. poorly done.)

Quoting Peanutx3:

Yep.

Quoting Sekirei:

Is someone seriously saying that tink getting reamed by a light switch isn't porn????? WTF?




candlegal
by Judy on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Maybe she didn't use it because she was targeting multiple people.

Quoting mandaday:

Probably. It would be easier if she was using the quote feature.

Quoting Tanya93:

Well since she initially called me out for removing the pic, I figure I was at least one of the targets.

Quoting mandaday:

Does it matter? I doubt she knows.

Quoting candlegal:

since she didn't quote anyone, I am still trying to figure out who she is talking to/about :)

Quoting Tanya93:

This is going to be fun now....

Quoting Amyinthesky:

It is hardly porn and you don't have to explain porn if you do not want to but you could explain that it is just a picture someone liked so they put it on their body.

or I could say it's inappropriate and shouldn't be visible in a place for children.

Your mindset astounds me.

Your mindset, thought process, grammar, and syntax astounds me.

What right do you have to tell someone where to go with their child according to their attire.

I never said I had any right as a person.   I should have one as a business owner.  If I think tattoos are terrible, I should have every right to say no visible tattoos.

You don't want your time with your child to be hindered but there was no problem hindering her time.

We all make choices.   This is Texas.  She knows that isn't going to be acceptable to the suburbanites of DFW.

I bet you are one of those bob hair cut mom's with the perfect little family on the outside and the blue jeans over your navel  on the PTA and everything. creating a bubble for your children to live in until one day they step out into the real world and are shocked to see that people live differently and not everything pleases everyone else.

This just makes me giggle.   Bobbed hair and blue jeans?   Please....

And yeah, my son lives in a bubble.  I am okay with him not seeing the boobs of Tinkerbell and hearing swear words and watching porn.



That tattoo was offensive ...REALLY ? You are offencive and your lack of understanding or compassion . How Manny of those children would have even noticed that picture or what it meant. First world problem , meaningless end of story.


So, you can tell me I am offensive, but people can't say the tattoo is.  We live in the first world.  Legoland did what was best for their business and customers.   She can always come back with jeans on.







denise3680
by Gold Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:29 PM


Quoting candlegal:

Denise, I told you.

Quoting Amyinthesky:

It is hardly porn and you don't have to explain porn if you do not want to but you could explain that it is just a picture someone liked so they put it on their body. Your mindset astounds me. What right do you have to tell someone where to go with their child according to their attire. You don't want your time with your child to be hindered but there was no problem hindering her time. I bet you are one of those bob hair cut mom's with the perfect little family on the outside and the blue jeans over your navel  on the PTA and everything. creating a bubble for your children to live in until one day they step out into the real world and are shocked to see that people live differently and not everything pleases everyone else. That tattoo was offensive ...REALLY ? You are offencive and your lack of understanding or compassion . How Manny of those children would have even noticed that picture or what it meant. First world problem , meaningless end of story.


lol, I know, imagine that:)  This post should get really interesting now:)

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