Costco removed boxes of “Cuddle with Me” dolls after customers complained at a store in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The dolls in question were of a black version of a baby surrounded by monkeys and wearing a cap with the words “Li’l Monkey.”
The white version of the doll was of a baby surrounded by pandas with a cap “Pretty Panda.”
The retailer and the manufacturer of the dolls both issued statements that the intent was never to offend anyone.
Sure, I believe that like I believe that now that we’ve got a Black president racism against Blacks is a thing of the past.
I mean really, Lil Monkey? WTF?
White version of the “Cuddle With Me” doll
Contacting the Manufacturer
The Brass Key, Inc.
P.O. Box 4009
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: (253) 874-9929