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Freeland
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8/18/2009 5:32:15 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Costco is pulling some "Cuddle With Me" baby dolls from its store shelves because some people find the dolls offensive. The chain is apologizing for stocking the dolls that some customers have said are racially insensitive.

A stockpile of "Cuddle With Me" baby dolls that used to be sold in Costco stores now sit in the back of stores labeled "Do Not Sell." They will be shipped back to the vendor.

The brown-skinned doll is surrounded by monkeys, and wears a hat labeled 'lil monkey.' The white doll counterpart on store shelves is surrounded by pandas, with a hat that reads 'pretty panda.'

A Costco corporate employee said that John Taylor, of Greensboro, N.C., initiated complaints calling the doll racially offensive. He recently purchased the black doll at a North Carolina Costco store.

Arthur Jackson, vice president of general administration for Costco, told MyFox8 that all versions of the doll were immediately yanked from store shelves about a week and a half ago, as they began to receive other complaints. A chain letter circulated that encouraged consumers to call Costco and have product number "404860" removed from stores.

Jackson stated, "We offer our sincere apology to anyone who was offended. That was surely never our intent."

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Rezzealaux
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8/18/2009 7:59:02 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Some people are just too sensitive. But oh well, that's how things go.
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8/19/2009 3:55:56 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
Feh... we still sell gollies around here!
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8/19/2009 6:08:30 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 8/19/2009 6:05:40 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
A monkey is more cute and intelligent than a Panda so where's the offence?

*Cries*
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8/19/2009 7:36:16 AM
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At 8/19/2009 6:08:30 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 8/19/2009 6:05:40 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
A monkey is more cute and intelligent than a Panda so where's the offence?

*Cries*

Sorry, didn't mean to capitalise panda!
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8/19/2009 8:03:58 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 8/19/2009 7:36:16 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 8/19/2009 6:08:30 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 8/19/2009 6:05:40 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
A monkey is more cute and intelligent than a Panda so where's the offence?

*Cries*

Sorry, didn't mean to capitalise panda!

As a socialist you should have collectivised it.
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
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8/19/2009 8:13:16 AM
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At 8/19/2009 8:04:56 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Panda's are diligent and hard working .

Only if you whip them hard enough.
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
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8/19/2009 8:38:40 AM
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By the way, if anyone wants any panda cubs, let me know. I've got a couple of adult pandas living in my back garden and they breed like nobodies business.

If not, I will just have to put the cubs in a sack with some bricks and throw them into the Thames as usual.

Rest assured, the pandas come from Chinese stock and are, therefore, endowed with solid socialist principles!
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8/19/2009 8:43:22 AM
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At 8/19/2009 8:38:40 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
If not, I will just have to put the cubs in a sack with some bricks and throw them into the Thames as usual.

I am glad that you maintain such humane principles.
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8/19/2009 8:44:15 AM
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At 8/18/2009 5:32:15 PM, Freeland wrote:
Costco is pulling some "Cuddle With Me" baby dolls ...
The brown-skinned doll is surrounded by monkeys, and wears a hat labeled 'lil monkey.' The white doll counterpart on store shelves is surrounded by pandas, with a hat that reads 'pretty panda.'
http://phrequency.ning.com...

I saw on the news that all versions of the doll were with monkeys. Since they showed a video, that seems more reliable than a written source.

If they were associating specific animals with races, I could see how that's objectionable.
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8/19/2009 9:19:33 AM
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At 8/19/2009 8:44:15 AM, ZT wrote:
At 8/18/2009 5:32:15 PM, Freeland wrote:
Costco is pulling some "Cuddle With Me" baby dolls ...
The brown-skinned doll is surrounded by monkeys, and wears a hat labeled 'lil monkey.' The white doll counterpart on store shelves is surrounded by pandas, with a hat that reads 'pretty panda.'
http://phrequency.ning.com...

I saw on the news that all versions of the doll were with monkeys. Since they showed a video, that seems more reliable than a written source.

If they were associating specific animals with races, I could see how that's objectionable.

If they wanted an 'African' animal for an 'African' doll then there is no end of alternative animals that don't have racist connotations!
Idiots!
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
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8/22/2009 9:04:23 PM
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At 8/19/2009 8:04:56 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Panda's are diligent and hard working .

But they' improperly use apostrophe's.