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Old 07-27-2019, 10:39 AM
 
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No such thing as bad publicity.

But anyhow, in this hypersensitive age we live in, how could anyone not know some would be offended? I mean, a black colored doll?? Come on now, so obvious.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/blac...193024053.html

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Black rag dolls that came with instructions to "find a wall" and slam the toy against it have been pulled from three stores after customers and a lawmaker said they were offensive.

State Assemblywoman Angela McKnight, a Democrat whose district includes Bayonne, called the dolls "offensive" and "inappropriate" after seeing a post on social media.

Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis said in a Facebook post that the dolls were "insensitive" and "can certainly be considered racist."
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Old 07-27-2019, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Out West
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No such thing as bad publicity.

But anyhow, in this hypersensitive age we live in, how could anyone not know some would be offended? I mean, a black colored doll?? Come on now, so obvious.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/blac...193024053.html


Normally, I think people see way more than is there in these kinds of stories, but seriously, they use pan African colors on the top of the heads of these black dolls. How else could anyone view that?

In addition to that, why have any doll that you "slam against the wall"? What even is that? If you're so aggravated, go join a boxing center and get your frustrations out that way.
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Old 07-27-2019, 12:43 PM
 
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Normally, I think people see way more than is there in these kinds of stories, but seriously, they use pan African colors on the top of the heads of these black dolls. How else could anyone view that?
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Yeah, not sure how the makers could have overlooked this.
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Old 07-27-2019, 12:43 PM
 
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Are they selling sharp sticks next to them?
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Old 07-27-2019, 12:45 PM
 
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When I grew up, Golliwog dolls were just considered normal toys. Now, of course, people freak out about such stuff. Times change; cultures shift. One learns to adjust.
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Old 07-27-2019, 12:47 PM
 
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When I grew up, Golliwog dolls were just considered normal toys. Now, of course, people freak out about such stuff. Times change; cultures shift. One learns to adjust.
The doll is fine. The instructions are horrific !
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Old 07-27-2019, 12:49 PM
 
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no press is bad press.
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Old 07-27-2019, 06:07 PM
 
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No such thing as bad publicity.

But anyhow, in this hypersensitive age we live in, how could anyone not know some would be offended? I mean, a black colored doll?? Come on now, so obvious.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/blac...193024053.html
I’m not real big on screaming “I’m offended”, nor am I very quick to “pull the race card”. That doll is a racist symbol. I do not believe for a minute it’s looks are a coincidence.
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Old 07-27-2019, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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I'm gonna have to side with the complainers on this one. They should have made the doll a color that no actual person is, like blue or purple.
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Old 07-27-2019, 06:16 PM
 
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I'm gonna have to side with the complainers on this one. They should have made the doll a color that no actual person is, like blue or purple.

Dolls in general are all known racists. Especially the white Ken dolls.
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