White babies are worth more than black babies. It's official.

9 July 2012

dollheadsOh Tesco. It's clearly not enough to try and take over the world one supermarket at a time, now you have to go all racial on us. Today's Sun has found out that Tesco do not think black babies have the same value as white ones, charging a whole 99p more for a white baby doll than for the same doll with a darker complexion.

(white) Mother Holly Beckett contacted the Sun distraught at the damaging message it was sending out to have white Emmi dolls for sale at £5.96, when the black version of the same doll was just £4.97. Tescos have explained that that this is a promotial reduction, as the black dolls are new, but Ms Beckett had already spotted the high horse, and climbed on with the help of her friendly neighbourhood tabloid anyway.

“I think it’s disgusting I have to pay one pound more because it’s a white baby," she said, adding that "the fact is the white doll is a quid more dear than the black one and that can sow all kinds of ideas in people’s heads."

And indeed it has. Tescos have been inundated with customers demanding to pay less for black t shirts and black pepper. Red toy cars are being eschewed for the more gender stereotypical blue car. Or possibly, the people of Dudley didn't realise there was a problem until someone invented one.

Do people really think that Tesco's are trying to say black babies are worth less than white ones? Really? Or are Tescos actually being subversive- if they price black baby dolls cheaper, then maybe more people will buy them and the black baby doll sympathisers can then take over the world. Is it more likely the pricing was determined by some machine in head office looking purely at data, rather than at a baby doll? Perhaps we should all go hound Argos, who do not sell any baby dolls in ther online shop with anything other than pearly pink skin, despite the fact that people come in a range of shades. Are they racists too?

Valid point or politically correct mentalness? You decide.


  • Chewbacca
    Do the black ones speak English though? They don't have to in Londonistan that's for sure...
  • Paul C.
    It's amusing to act the snob and point the finger at the thick people arguing against a multinational company with the aid of Rupert Murdoch's working class propaganda machine. I bet Holly Beckett feels like Rosa Parks.
  • Alexis
    How much are yellow dolls?
  • Chewbacca
    Holly Beckett's white, isn't she? What's her fucking problem?
  • Witwicky
    Why is the comments box white? Racist pigs.
  • Chewbacca
    Why is milk white? Cows are racist! Why are the roads black? Councils are racist! Why is Jesus black? God is racist!!! AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!
  • Dick
    You should not just look at the headline price. The black one is likely to steal more from you over it's lifetime.
  • Natty
    Best buy a couple of each and have the perfect inner city family unit.
  • Chewbacca
    More forthcoming "news" on Bitterwallet: "£5 is worth more than £1" "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush".
  • Mike o.
    These twats have to occupy their time between collecting their dole cheque and the pubs opening.
  • Chewbacca
    @Mike oxlong You really should learn how to construct a sentence before calling other people "twats"...
  • Idi A.
    Is it because I is white? Oh, hang on...
  • catweazle
    Think she's whining cos it's cost her a quid more for a white one, she should've had a mixed race kid like all the other single mums on the council estate and she'd been a quid better off.
  • Tool D.
    Dunno what she's moaning about - we'll all look like Theo Walcott and all the multitudinous Jermaines in a hundred years......
  • Spencer
    'Multitudinous Jermaines'...... LOLOLOL
  • Hands S.
  • Steve
    They're cheaper because there's so many of them - you can get Pakistani ones for 50p.
  • Gazz
    Seriously Bitterwallet, you're not doing yourself any favours leaving/allowing racist comments on your website.
  • Chester
    I have shopped for toys for the last 10 years and I have noticed the black skin color toys are always selling way less than the white skinned ones. Take a look at the princess from princess and the frog, always sells less.
  • qwertyuiop
    Chewbacca, roads are black AND white actually thanks to road markings. Or are you one of those drivers who don't pay attention to them? And Jesus wasn't black or white, he was whatever the fuck arabs are. Who else subliminarly tells them to go blow shit up?
  • Wongaporkpies
    Simple buy a black one and hope it develops a Micheal Jackson skin complex
  • JTerry
    Maybe Anton Ferdinand should take tesco to court also
  • Me
    @ Gazz Fuck off!
  • Edgar W.
    @ Tool Of Duty Count me out.
  • Chewbacca
    @qwertyuiop Congratulations on your wonderful choice of "name". I presume "horsefucker" was already taken?
  • horsefucker
    Yes. Yes it was.
  • qwertyuiop
    @Chewbacca No-more random than yours my good man!
  • qwertyuiop
    Unless of course you literally are a fictional character. Then again, I didn't know Chewbacca could speak english let alone type it.
  • Chewbacca
    well qwerty (can I call you that, I feel we have bonded?), Since I am a fictional character, the world is indeed my oyster! I can also speak urdu. Well, every little helps when you live in Londonistan!
  • pissflaps
    Tesco are just abiding by the laws of supply and demand. Most little girls in this country are white and they want white dolls, like them. If Tesco stocked the same number of black and white dolls and charged the same price for them, they'd find the white ones selling out a lot faster. If we were in a predominantly black country, it would be the other way round. Nothing wrong with that.
  • Eugene R.
    The tanned dolls are £6.95. Could either darken a white doll for £1 less or bleach a black doll for £2 less and save some money true HUKD style. Yellow dolls were taken off the shelves - faulty eyes.
  • Eugene R.
    Posted by qwertyuiop • July 10, 2012 at 10:34 am Chewbacca, roads are black AND white actually thanks to road markings. Or are you one of those drivers who don’t pay attention to them? And Jesus wasn’t black or white, he was whatever the fuck arabs are. Who else subliminarly tells them to go blow shit up? Jesus is hispanic
  • Marky M.
    Why can't I buy a white golly?
  • Mustapha S.
    White bin liners are more expensive than black bin liners too.
  • Mustapha S.
    White bin liners are more expensive than black bin liners too.

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