Black Rag Dolls Designed To Be Abused Pulled From Store
Black rag dolls designed to be abused with instructions on how to slam them against a wall, have been removed from the shelves of Dollar Zone stores in New Jersey.
The dolls are made from black fabric and have hair that consists of red, black, green and yellow yarn. The toy also has a tag that instructs you to grab it “firmly by the legs and find a wall to slam” it while yelling “I feel good. I feel good.”
The Associated Press reports that over a 1000 “Feel Better Dolls” were removed from local stores after Assemblywoman Angela V. McKnight became aware of the product and it’s racism.
“Racism has no place in the world and I will not tolerate it, especially not in this district. When I saw the doll in person, I cringed and was truly disheartened by the thought of a black child being beaten by another child or an adult for pure pleasure. To have a product depict or teach children that it is OK to hit another child, regardless of race, in order to feel good is sick. Dolls should be a symbol of love, care and affection,” wrote McKnight on Facebook post.
The dolls’ manufacturer, New York City-based Harvey Hutter Co., could not be located or contacted at several phone numbers listed. Apparently, they are no longer active.