Argos in racist doll fracas
Argos have found themselves in a row. A RACE row about dolls. So they have.
The original click and collect front, have a white doll priced £10 more than their black and Asian offerings.
The white ‘Maria’ doll, made by French company Corolle Calin, is being sold on the Argos website for £34.99, while Asian and black dolls ‘Yang’ and ‘Naima’ are for sale for £24.99.
All the dolls are, like, the same and beautiful inside and of the same dimensions and on the manufacturer’s website all three are sold at the same price of £23.
A mum of three named Lisa O'Reilly from Lincs reckoned: "It’s unacceptable for children to think white is better or more desirable. It’s wrong for our youngsters to grow up thinking non-white skin colours are worth less."
"There’s enough prejudice in the world already without battling against racist toys."
Argos blamed it handily on a genuine pricing error and said it was urgently rectifying the problem. Why, even a spokesman chipped in with "[We] can confirm all three dolls will be priced at £24.99".
So that's alright then. Nothing like checking these things BEFORE they're uploaded, eh.