Isn’t this awful?
Subject: FW: COSTCO is Selling a Black Doll Baby and Calling the baby a MONKEY 9-4-09
THANKS FOR SHARING THIS... make the phone call or send a letter to COSTCO, EXPOSE THEM
All I can say is Wow. What a mess
I heard about this on 94.5 the other day and I was flabbergasted! Read below....
Do you believe this? They have officially lost my business. Pass this to as
many people you can. We will not go backwards, but continue to press
forward. In this day and age, racism and ugly stereotypes continue to rear its ugly
head. The recent Gates case, the Boston police officer calling Gates a
"banana eating jungle monkey", and others are strong examples.
Racism and negative stereotypical portrayals of African Americans Comes in
John Taylor and his wife, Donna who live in North Carolina , recently went in
to COSTCO in Greensboro and could not believe what they saw perched on the
shelf for sale. As the photos show, the baby doll is being hugged by a
monkey and the doll has a cap on its head that says " lil ' monkey" !They have lodged
complaints with the COSTCO
Corporate HQS and while their efforts succeeded in getting the doll
pulled from the Greensboro store, the doll is still on sale in Winston
Salem and likely in other locations.. These dolls are in insult to us all and
need to be pulled from all COSTCO stores or wherever they are being sold.
COSTCO also owes their Customers an apology. I hope you are as outraged as I
am and if so, call COSTCO HQs and demand that this product be removed from their shelves
without delay. It is the "Cuddle Baby" product #404860 and the corporate
headquarters number is 800-7742678.
Please feel free to spread the word to your networks to contact COSTCO and
demand they stop selling this doll..
Please open the two attachments. It speaks volumes. This is not a hoax.
I ' ve verified its authenticity. I will be doing my part in getting this to
the National Media.