Amid widespread protests over Black Lives Matter, the offensive “Galliog” doll on Facebook has expressed one of New Zealand’s outrage for the puppet hawker.
In question Sales pitch posted Sunday, Pecton resident Kathy Dalgel models two “beautiful handmade Topsy / Turvy” dolls after the controversial character for sale, originally featured in Florence Kate Upton’s 1895 children’s book “Two Adventures of the Dutch Doll and a Golligog”., ” Black caricature is one of the many racist characters of that era.
Although Dalgel has been Galliog is selling dolls on Facebook Over the years, his fellow countrymen have found the ad particularly tasteless in the light of growing racial tensions around the world. Last week, in the United States, Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin was charged with murder and genocide after being caught on camera on his knee for killing George Floyd in the neck. Protests and demonstrations are being held internationally in solidarity with the black community, including Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.
Meng Fun, New Zealand’s race relations commissioner Told Staff.com That “in today’s world where we are trying to eradicate racism” continues to sell Dalgel dolls is “extremely inappropriate”.
He was similarly embarrassed on social media.
“Remove this, educate your racist white convenient ass!” He raped a critic on his Facebook page.
Another one even posted an article Jim Crow Museum with racist memories Michigan in Galliog’s harsh history as a symbol of hatred.
Others, however, moved toward Dalzel’s protection. “We were bought with the Gollig Doll, it has nothing to do with racism,” one commenter quipped. “Drop me a note and we’ll buy one for our granddaughter.”
Another added, “The great alley mutters all. I have one and he always rides in my car.
This is not the first time Dalgel has focused on its products in hot water. The US and UK cruise ships were banned from its local market following complaints from passengers, Staff report.