Saturday, December 11, 2010

Black dolls removed from shop for Oprah visit

Oprah Winfrey's production company has sparked a debate over golliwog dolls in Australia after reportedly asking a Melbourne shop to remove them from its display fearing they would offend the talkshow host.

The family-run Dafel Dolls and Bear Shop in Melbourne was asked to take the "Mamee" washer woman dolls from its shelves before a party at the shop for 110 guests of Winfrey's "Ultimate Australian Adventure", according to the Herald Sun newspaper.
Dressed in a maid costume with a scarf around its head, it was feared the doll would upset Winfrey. Other golliwog dolls are reportedly to remain on display.

Golliwog doll removed from shop for Oprah visit - Telegraph

No comments:

Post a Comment