PHOTOS Gift shop in UK village under fire for selling 'blatantly racist' toys

PHOTOS

Gift shop in UK village under fire for selling 'blatantly racist' toys

CGTN

12:47, August 08, 2018

A gift shop in Goathland, North Yorkshire, has come under fire for selling golliwog dolls, a blackface character featured in TV show Heartbeat and considered racist and offensive. (Photos: VCG)

A visitor traveling to the village was shocked after seeing the shop was still selling these “blatantly racist” toys in 2018.

Show Racism the Red Card, an anti-racism educational charity organization in the UK, slammed the gift shop for selling the dolls, saying that their large lips, frizzy black hair and traditional minstrel attire are the product of a “racist sentiment,” the Daily Mail has reported.

However, the shop found the sales of these toys “acceptable” because they had changed their name to “Jolly Gollies”.

Recommended Photos

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue