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    BBC in Race Row Over Doll That's 'Too White'

    BBC in race row over In The Night Garden doll that's 'too white'

    ...parents who bought the doll version for their children said they were shocked by how light its skin was and began an Internet campaign to persuade the BBC to change it.
    Guess who's complaining...


    Shocked


    ... by how light its skin was

    I take it back, some interesting comments on the Mail website now.
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    Ok, I've had a helpful idea...

    If this one's 'too white'


    ... buy this one (while they're still legal).


    Problem solved
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    Wow! That's just ridiculous! So, a character isn't the same color as they are in the book. I don't see anyone complaining about how Nick Fury is white in the comic books, but played by Samuel L. Jackson in the movies. Political correctness at its best and all it creates is more reasons to piss and moan about everything and nothing. Plus, I didn't read anything about how the husband and his two spawns are complaining about the mother/wife being too "white." WTF!
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    My kids love this programme. But let's be honest here. When you have characters called Ninky-Nonk and Makka Pakka, it ain't supposed to be taken seriously.

    Oh, except if it "be da whyte mans gettinz yo down."



    What was she thinking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeornWulfWer View Post
    What was she thinking?
    Clearly she wasn't she's a pc zombie. Anyone see the article recently about the Black/White couple who have had twins twice and both times one twin was black the other white. It was put forward like it was some amazing miracle..sorry off-topic but that picture reminded me.

    On-topic as already stated it's ridiculous that there should be any issue with the dolls Whiteness!

    No doubt a "tanned" or darker colour is the only acceptable colour.

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    Forget that doll .... the other one is just not blue enough!

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    I love the Night Garden-it helps to soothe and relax me and I am disgusted how they try to introduce race into this. The characters are not even human.

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