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Thread started 03/20/12 8:54am

aardvark15

Janet Jackson given racist doll

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Reply #1 posted 03/20/12 9:49am

PANDURITO

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hah!

Lifelike lol

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Reply #2 posted 03/20/12 9:50am

aardvark15

It's not meant to be taken as a joke

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Reply #3 posted 03/20/12 10:00am

PANDURITO

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shrug

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Reply #4 posted 03/20/12 10:03am

aardvark15

I guess you've never heard of blackface....

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Reply #5 posted 03/20/12 10:04am

Musicslave

aardvark15 said:

http://www.facebook.com/?...amp;type=1 disbelief

What did she do about it? How did she react?

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Reply #6 posted 03/20/12 10:05am

PANDURITO

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aardvark15 said:

I guess you've never heard of blackface....

Oh! Is this blackface too?

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Reply #7 posted 03/20/12 10:07am

aardvark15

PANDURITO said:

aardvark15 said:

I guess you've never heard of blackface....

Oh! Is this blackface too?

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Reply #8 posted 03/20/12 10:12am

aardvark15

Musicslave said:

aardvark15 said:

http://www.facebook.com/?...amp;type=1 disbelief

What did she do about it? How did she react?

she said "How does Maria make you feel?" as a way to start to conversation. Some people on the page realise the doll is used for racism while others ignorantly joked about it.

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Reply #9 posted 03/20/12 10:18am

Tokyo89

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Forget the racism, that doll is creepy as fuck!! eek

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Reply #10 posted 03/20/12 10:19am

PANDURITO

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aardvark15 said:

Musicslave said:

What did she do about it? How did she react?

she said "How does Maria make you feel?" as a way to start to conversation. Some people on the page realise the doll is used for racism while others ignorantly joked about it.

Well. If you don't mind would you explain how that ugly "doll is used for racism"?

What were the evil intentions behind the present?

I really don't get it

And I know about blackface but I thought it was about white people with their faces painted black.

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Reply #11 posted 03/20/12 10:26am

Identity

Why did she accept the doll in the first place? Celebs generally reject ''gifts''they find objectionable. Did it arrive via mail? Send it back to the fan or toss it in the trash.

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Reply #12 posted 03/20/12 10:26am

MidniteMagnet

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I think she's cute but that shade of lipstick doesn't work well with that skin tone.

"Keep in mind that I'm an artist...and I'm sensitive about my shit."--E. Badu
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Reply #13 posted 03/20/12 10:36am

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #14 posted 03/20/12 10:48am

WaterInYourBat
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PANDURITO said:

aardvark15 said:

she said "How does Maria make you feel?" as a way to start to conversation. Some people on the page realise the doll is used for racism while others ignorantly joked about it.

Well. If you don't mind would you explain how that ugly "doll is used for racism"?

What were the evil intentions behind the present?

I really don't get it

And I know about blackface but I thought it was about white people with their faces painted black.

Are you being facetious? I'm gonna assume that you aren't: It's something called "darky iconography," based on derogatory blackface minstrelsy from the 1800s. So yes, dolls like that were, and apparently still are "used for racism."

"You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup...Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." - Bruce Lee
"Water can nourish me, but water can also carry me. Water has magic laws." - JCVD
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Reply #15 posted 03/20/12 10:53am

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Tokyo89 said:

Forget the racism, that doll is creepy as fuck!! eek

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Reply #16 posted 03/20/12 10:56am

Timmy84

Look like a damn voodoo doll... stirthepot

Definitely intended for racist shit though. Janet wanted a discussion about this on Twitter. She got it from Australia, apparently they're creating what they colly wog dolls or something to that effect. I heard Harpo demanded the dolls get taken down before she entered the store that carried them.

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Reply #17 posted 03/20/12 10:58am

WaterInYourBat
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These are the times I wish Janet's "Red" character was real.

"You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup...Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." - Bruce Lee
"Water can nourish me, but water can also carry me. Water has magic laws." - JCVD
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Reply #18 posted 03/20/12 11:56am

mjscarousal

Is that REALLY Janets facebook? eek

I know she asked a question and wanted to hear peoples responces but she could have commented and expressed how the doll made her feel. Obviously she felt some kind of way about it since she wanted to hear how others felt about the doll...

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Reply #19 posted 03/20/12 12:05pm

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Timmy84 said:

Look like a damn voodoo doll... stirthepot

Definitely intended for racist shit though. Janet wanted a discussion about this on Twitter. She got it from Australia, apparently they're creating what they colly wog dolls or something to that effect. I heard Harpo demanded the dolls get taken down before she entered the store that carried them.

They're called 'Gollywog' rag dolls. Here's some info on it. Yes, that was insulting for Janet to receive that.

http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/golliwog/

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Reply #20 posted 03/20/12 12:42pm

Musicslave

aardvark15 said:

Musicslave said:

What did she do about it? How did she react?

she said "How does Maria make you feel?" as a way to start to conversation. Some people on the page realise the doll is used for racism while others ignorantly joked about it.

Thanks. It would be nice to know how she feel about it though...Maybe she'll respond later idk.

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Reply #21 posted 03/20/12 1:14pm

MelinaB

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Looks like Mr. Po Po from Dragonball (Z)

[img:$uid]http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100217215714/dragonball/images/a/a6/Mr.PopoLookOut02.png[/img:$uid]

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Reply #22 posted 03/20/12 1:22pm

aardvark15

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I heard Harpo demanded the dolls get taken down before she entered the store that carried them.

That was Oprah lol

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Reply #23 posted 03/20/12 2:06pm

smoothcriminal
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PANDURITO said:

aardvark15 said:

she said "How does Maria make you feel?" as a way to start to conversation. Some people on the page realise the doll is used for racism while others ignorantly joked about it.

Well. If you don't mind would you explain how that ugly "doll is used for racism"?

What were the evil intentions behind the present?

I really don't get it

And I know about blackface but I thought it was about white people with their faces painted black.

Seriously? neutral

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Reply #24 posted 03/20/12 2:07pm

smoothcriminal
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PANDURITO said:

aardvark15 said:

she said "How does Maria make you feel?" as a way to start to conversation. Some people on the page realise the doll is used for racism while others ignorantly joked about it.

Well. If you don't mind would you explain how that ugly "doll is used for racism"?

What were the evil intentions behind the present?

I really don't get it

And I know about blackface but I thought it was about white people with their faces painted black.

It's a golliwog, FYI.

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Reply #25 posted 03/20/12 2:18pm

nursev

Damn shame that some fool would give this doll to Janet and even more sad that she kept the shit and posted it on the internet neutral I would've thrown this shit were it belongs-in the trash. Now some racist has even more attention-just what that type loves.

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Reply #26 posted 03/20/12 3:00pm

PANDURITO

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smoothcriminal12 said:

PANDURITO said:

Well. If you don't mind would you explain how that ugly "doll is used for racism"?

What were the evil intentions behind the present?

I really don't get it

And I know about blackface but I thought it was about white people with their faces painted black.

Seriously? neutral

Yep

So the fan intention was to offend Janet?

Still don't get it shake

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Reply #27 posted 03/20/12 3:09pm

smoothcriminal
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PANDURITO said:

smoothcriminal12 said:

Seriously? neutral

Yep

So the fan intention was to offend Janet?

Still don't get it shake

Read about the history of golliwoggs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golliwogg

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Reply #28 posted 03/20/12 3:26pm

Timmy84

aardvark15 said:

Timmy84 said:

I heard Harpo demanded the dolls get taken down before she entered the store that carried them.

That was Oprah lol

Like I said, Harpo. smile

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Reply #29 posted 03/20/12 3:27pm

aardvark15

Timmy84 said:

aardvark15 said:

That was Oprah lol

Like I said, Harpo. smile

I was wondering who Harpo was. I thought you were talking about one of Janet's agents or something

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