WTF? Who Thought This Toy Was a Good Idea? [Pic]

Submitted by: 1CrazyURL 8 years ago in Weird

Baby Monkey, now with 50% more racism!
There are 168 comments:
Female 68
Diaper fits both baby AND monkey!
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Female 51
Lmfao.
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Male 295
heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelarious
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Male 2
I wanna hump the monkey!!!!o:-)
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Male 2
ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!
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Male 59
@n00buler89

LOL Epic Seinfeld quotation! made me laugh more than the picture did!

I am speechless, speechless, I have no speech! :D

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Male 56
I am speechless... I am without speech...
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Male 5,189
Baffled. :|
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Male 525
Right up there with Oreo Barbie
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Male 89
I bet this was made in china.
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Male 193
anyone else blown away by the fact that at no point in the process, not in the design room, not in the board room or approval meeting, not when it was pitched to whoever, or when the factory manager decided to manufacture, NO ONE ANYWHERE just said "Erm... hold on..."
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Female 193
lmfao
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Female 914
really, for the people that don`t realize how racist it really is are not aware of this specific historical racism: black people = "monkies", "spooks", ect. they could have chosen any other cutesy animal, a pony, a dolphin, a kitten, anything. but they chose a monkey? I`m jealous of the people who don`t find this offensive, obviously ignorance is bliss.
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Male 127
You`ve gotta wonder...... at what point was this a good idea?
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Male 22
I find it funny that anyone would take racial offense to this. It`s a freakin` monkey. Boohoo, "The baby`s black! It`s obviously racist!" no, it`s not. If you really take offense to it, nobody is making you buy it.
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Female 189
I don`t get it.
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Female 173
flagler:
"This has to be fake."

It`s not, I work at Costco. I was in the breakroom bored off my ass one day , and decided to read all the papers posted up on the wall. One was about our store manager being fired so of course that caught my interest first, and right next to that letter was the letter about this "Offensive Product" which turned out to be this doll. I can`t remember exactly what it said other than the fact that the doll was being pulled , and that Costco was apologizing for it or something.

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Female 854
it`s kinds cute...I that wrong for me to think that?
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Male 17
That`s not racist at all, it`s a doll next to a monkey. Idiots who think anything involving black people is racist are some of the worst offenders.

I`m just gonna point to what Geoman said...

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Male 11,739
Diaper fits both baby and monkey....lol!
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Male 194
repost from the failed politically correct toys
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Male 1,918
YOU RACIST BASTARD, that monkey is white
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Male 90
There were a lot of words back in the day referring to blacks in a dehumanizing way. We have all noted change in the last half a century and have chastised one word in particular as now the “N” word. We can not demonize every word. The dialogue in the posts here exemplifies a positive attitude towards racial equality. A good majority of people see the Monkey as what it is a Monkey, not a connotation to a person of color. A "lil monkey" as a small child. Lil monkey is an endearing term I used for my childern as I am sure many have used. Others who are still in the OMG offensive stages, see it as offensive to a person of color. Whichever your attitude the approach is positive. Those who still bare hatred are dieing and dwindling. Once we all,blacks and whites, learn to let go of the past stigmas then and only then will there be racial harmony
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Female 5,222
oh look its the doll on the same shelf next to the cleaning trolly toy
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Male 131
lol =)
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Male 229
Some people may refer to their child as "lil` monkey", but historically the term "monkey" has been a word used to degrade and dehumanize African Americans. Whether the maker of the doll intended to do this or not can`t really be known, but what is known is that the doll is clearly offensive to a lot of people. I find it confusing that so many people would tell others to get over it and move on when something like this is yet another reminder of the many inequalities that still exist between people of color and Whites in this country. People think that because the president if African American, that racism is a thing of the past. For those of you who think racism is no longer an issue in the U.S., please educate yourselves. You can begin with the following article: http://www.redroom.com/blog/tim-wise/in-...
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Female 2,289
I almost opened this up while my moms black friend was here, but I decided not to.
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Male 424
Racist only to Americans.... Here little monkeys refers to any child.
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Male 143
pfffft, that`s stupid!!!... Why would the monkey and the chimp want to share a diaper?!
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Female 587
wasnt this on a cracked article like last week?
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Female 1,120
This reminds me of the Obama monkey thing they were trying to sell, which obviously didn`t go so well.
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Male 202
one word. racist.
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Female 18
Does the white version come with a cracker instead of a monkey?
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Male 1,646
the part that is racist is not the fact that its a baby next to the monkey. but because the baby is wearing a hat that says "lil` monkey" next to a monkey, now if it was just the baby, by herself with the hat, you would assume it to be a nickname, but because of the monkey plushy, it is assumed that they are calling the baby a monkey as well.
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Male 185
I think it`s a great idea. What`s the problem? A monkey is a monkey is a monkey........
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Male 10,440
I`ll say it again... the pic is not racist.

If you think its racist, then you`re probably a racist.

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Male 71
Which is which there? I can`t tell the difference. :-P
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Female 3,828
well... there probably is a white versian of it, too, to be fair...
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Female 2,249
"Diaper fits both baby and monkey!"

teaching kids good hygiene i see...

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Male 1,678
if you find this racist then you are the racist, this was an innocent toy made for innocent children, its meant to be a baby with a stuffed animal for christ sake
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Female 248
F*cking monkey`s looking like black people...
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Male 897
@ Hayllee:

*Kick* lol.

@ krackfishy3:

Original post..

It IS mentioned in the article. Check out #5 TheSock Obama and Cuddle with Me Lil` Monkey.

I rest my case. *bow*

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Male 1
I don`t see anything racist here
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Male 62
@Jerm it was a picture in that article, but wasn`t a part of the article. My bet was they didn`t find it in that article.
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Male 1,226
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i`m wondering whats more racist this product or the fact that you associate black kids with monkeys"

so WE associate black kids with monkeys? Look at the picture...

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Female 459
Nope Jerm, I don`t think it was actually. But if it is, feel free to kick me.
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Male 22
i`m wondering whats more racist this product or the fact that you associate black kids with monkeys
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Male 895
where is that kid that goes thats racist when you need him?

Oh, there he is

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Male 895
flaaaaaaaaame nidonemo
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Male 897
Wasn`t this part of the the Cracked 7 Failed Attempts at Politically Correct Toys article that was posted here 10 days ago? That`s pretty lame to post a single pic from an article that was posted in the last few days.

Normally, I don`t complain about posts, but this is just plain poop tits.

Waaaaah! Meh, I`m over it.

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Male 1,666
Glad to see our kids are learning about proper capitalization in sentences. You know who you are.
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Male 83
Look twins :-)
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Male 9,305
"being gay and liking "furry fandom" doesn`t make you understand the many ways this could be racist to some black people. I think it is so of over thinking it a bit, but then again, it can be taken that way.
I am black, if that`s needed to know..."

Excuse me?

Have you not seen the goddamn kids thrown out of their homes when they come out to their drating ignorant parents?

Have you no sympathy for the people killed in the "name of the lord" on a goddamned fence?

What of the people protesting the freaking funerals of gay men saying "God laughs" or some twisted bullcrap?

We can`t change ourselves any more than you can change your drating skin tone. We`re in the same boat here. People are stupid, and unless the IGNORANCE and the STUPIDITY is ended, we`re just gonna keep sailing along on this godforsaken pooriver!

Now you got my goat. I`m going to bed. Have a nice night.

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Female 408
being gay and liking "furry fandom" doesn`t make you understand the many ways this could be racist to some black people. I think it is so of over thinking it a bit, but then again, it can be taken that way.
I am black, if that`s needed to know...
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Male 352
Furries don`t count Nido.
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Female 15,763
Lissa, that`s a pretty long title you got going on there...
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Female 1,441
This is absurd. There`s nothing racist about this at all.

Grow up please.

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Male 9,305
"Nido, obviously you`re not a black person thats ever been called a "Monkey"."

Hello? I`m gay and a fan of the furry fandom? I get twice the crap from e-trash thank you very much. If I hadn`t tossed Judaism out of my life I`d have a pretty solid triple hitter here.

I`ve since let a lot of crap slide. It`s been a lot better. Not as much drama. Just pity for others really.

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Female 6
I`m Pretty Sure They Have A White Version Of The Baby. It`s Not Racist! Plus They Always Make White And Black Babies So They Can Have Different Racists
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Female 1,604
I have to agree with LTimeLurker, I was going to say the same thing, I actually said it in a post the other day about a shirt
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Female 723
This is only racist if you have a racist mindset. For goodness sakes, one of my best friends decorated her child`s entire room in monkeys and calls him "her little monkey".
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Female 60
Like I said, not racist. Costco has some of the other models:

http://www.costco.com/Browse/ProductSet....

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Male 2,148
Oh my God. Why make such a big deal out of this? Clearly the picture was posted because it`s funny that they would do this. It`s not some racist conspiracy.
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Male 86
true story... when I was in elementary school, we were supposed to do present a biography of a famous person... I chose Jessie Owens... being a creative kid, I chose to do mine as an interview... so I bought in my monkey puppet to play the part of Jessie Owens... as an innocent child without a prejudice bone in his body, I had NO IDEA that it could be considered insulting to anybody... of course, not one kid was insulted... only my WHITE teacher was, who called my parents to have them discuss it with me.
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Male 308
Old news.. Move on
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Male 703
i dont see a problem... everybody loves monkeys
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Male 177
My grandma, bless her soul, used to call us kids little monkeys. We`re white. Racist bitch! I still like monkeys, but not grandma. lol
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Male 2,958
You know what`s really f*ckin crazy? there might actually be different colored dolls that have monkeys too.

But maybe it`s all one grand conspiracy that called for an entire line of dolls aimed at children who like monkeys just so they could get the satisfaction of putting a black baby in a box with a hat that has the words "lil` monkey" on it.

Makes sense to me.

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Female 155
Exactly Nidonemo. People need chill out.
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Male 59
Ok i agree with nidonemo I live in arizona and im a white nerd so i`m a big target, Let`s just say i get so much "cracker" Just let it GO! This is a joke so don`t get pissy. So Which one`s monkey?
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Male 177
People see a baby doll packaged with a pet monkey and it gets posted on here as an uh-oh, thing. Who ever posted this is the true racist in my book. It`s no big deal, besides the whole posted here, uh-oh thing. Shame on YOU, 1CrazyURL! that is all. good bye.
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Male 2,125
""If you even mention the word racism or racist then you are racist. I don`t care what context"

oh, you just said it... that makes you racist too!"
you are said kind of person as well
===================================================
SO ARE YOU!! SO AM I!!
OMG IT`S A CHAIN!!

*hides* o.o

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Male 10,440
Where you see racism I see innocence.

There are two types of people who would call this racist:
1) Racists
2) People desperate for attention

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Male 606
Nido, obviously you`re not a black person thats ever been called a "Monkey".
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Male 321
This has to be fake.
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Male 74
thank you Nidonemo
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Male 736
agree with nidonemo
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Female 4,197
...i dont get it :/
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Male 9,305
You know guys, the more you get uppity about this crap the more it will continue. If you teach a young kid to get offended, they will get offended because you gave them a reason to be. If you pass it off as nothing special, the child will adopt that behavior too.

So basically, chill.

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Female 931
lmfao. kids are gonna have fun with that o_O
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Female 6
haha i found it funny in an ironic way...
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Male 177
I wanted a monkey when I was a kid. Does that make me racist? Oh, but a white monkey.
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Male 2,788
the things people get away with these days...
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Male 936
this is hilarious
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Male 1,523
Sorry I`m so serious today, usually i`d be like "OMG this is so racist."
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Male 1,523
I don`t find this wrong, it is directed towards children anyway.
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Male 1,583
I bet theres a white one and either a hispanic or asian one too. ever notice in doll commercials friend groups have 3 girls, a black one a white one then another girl who is either hispanic, asian, or white but with a different hair color than the other white girl, and they all match their doll.
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Male 275
If you think its wrong.. you are racist
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Male 168
It`s not even racially insensitive. They made the same toy of a white baby also, but the only one people focus on is this one. It`s ridiculous...
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Male 15,510
Wow , Im actually more surprised that this is not a Mattel product
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Female 257
"Can we all just say that it isn`t racist, but it is racially insensitive?"
i agree with you lol
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Female 4,028
I did the same as Drones in my Sociology class.
And this toy was on Cracked as a recalled toy.
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Male 239
I can`t see anything wrong in it
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Female 15,763
Can we all just say that it isn`t racist, but it is racially insensitive?
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Male 1,590
Wow. Just... wow.
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Male 9,305
"It`s a black baby with the words lil` monkey across her head. "

And we also call our children "rascals" "rapscallions" "rugrats" "spawn" "parasites" "dirty little pussy demons"

The list goes ON and ON...

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Male 3,842
"if the baby was white, no one would complain"

Last time I checked, it was not the most insulting thing in the world to call a white person a "Monkey" but it is, in fact, the most insulting thing to call a black person. Use a little common sense.

Try the standard that imbored454 suggests. Would you say it to the face of a big black guy walking down the street? If not, then it is racist.

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Male 68
Doesn`t surprise me that much. In Sociology class we had to write a paper on toys and we had to go to the toy aisle and make notes on various thing we saw. It`s amazing what`s on the packaging or the toy itself when you stand and analyze it.
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Male 91
There was probably a white baby doll too, so they made a dark-skinned one as well.

I hate people who cry racist without even thinking about it.

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Male 592
they live wiff the monkeys naow :3
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Male 276
""If you even mention the word racism or racist then you are racist. I don`t care what context"

oh, you just said it... that makes you racist too!"
you are said kind of person as well

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Female 474
this is so offensive it`s shocking that things like this still get put on store shelves
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Male 376
lol
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Male 779
It`s funny because it`s true.
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Male 516
"If you even mention the word racism or racist then you are racist. I don`t care what context"

oh, you just said it... that makes you racist too!

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Male 4,393
*facepalm* X(
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Male 51
Not really sure how you idiots try to say that this doesn`t look racist... It`s a black baby with the words lil` monkey across her head. She shares a diaper with the real monkey... Go find some black people (I`m sure you can... just walk out of your house, it`ll be ok...) and start blatantly equating them to a monkey. Hell, throw out the term porch monkey a few times. I`m sure they`ll love that...
And fyi, I fcking hate overblown cries of racism for stupid poo -- but this doll got discontinued for a good reason:
because this thing is some hilarious racism
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Male 3,310
If you even mention the word racism or racist then you are racist. I don`t care what context
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Male 17,511
I`m blaming the evolutionists, They all say we came from monkey`s
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Female 9,572
*facepalm*
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Female 1,264
I think the baby is actually pretty. And I adore that banana XD
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Female 2,509
people, is this truly a repost or did you just see it elsewhere, like, i don`t know, failblog?
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Female 901
yeah... what`s wrong with this agian?? it`s a babys toy with a pet monkey.... there are many similar things like this.... i agree with redips11 :/
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Female 15,763
IT`S A FUNNY LINK, DAMMIT. YOU`RE SUPPOSED TO LAUGH, NOT THINK AND SH*T!
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Male 182
if u think about it, all people that say this is racist is somewhat racist
i mean if you find it racist then u think racist ways
i dont get the big deal
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Female 2,674
Trumple07, there actually is a white baby doll version of this one as well as ones with different animals. You`re right, they don`t complain about those :/
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Male 59
Beware of the Plushie "banana".
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Male 422
What...whats wrong with that?
It clearly states the monkey and the baby are seperate toys...thig is, if the baby was white, no one would complain. The fact everyone complains when the slightest little thing looks racist makes a big point of it, and only makes the problem worse.
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Male 1
Is there a hat for the baby too?
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Female 15,763
Good job telling the difference between racist and prejudiced, Pel.
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Male 3,819
I`m sick of people telling me that everybody is a little bit racist just to justify their prejudices. I`m not racist at all.

Definition of racism - The belief that race accounts for differences in *human character or ability* and that *a particular race is superior to others*.

Nope. Not racist in the slightest bit.

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Male 10
"Everyone`s a little bit racist sometimes. Doesn`t mean we go around committing hate crimes. Look around and you will find - no one`s really colorblind. That`s a fact that we all should face. Everyone makes judgments based on race." -- Avenue Q
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Male 485
dude.... not cool
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Male 338
MonzaBird, everyone`s a little bit racist
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Female 357
whooooooooooooooooooa
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Female 471
Hmm. That is a little bit racist.
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Male 2,582
Cute monkey.
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Male 678
Nice packaging!
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Male 4,593
They should put some poop in there too, so they can throw it.
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Female 218
OMG! I think a part of me might be a little bit racist :/
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Male 29
hahahahahahaha
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Male 21
i lol`d, does that make me racist?
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Female 15,763
You mean, Pirate, that I-A-B puts things from OTHER WEBSITES on here!?

NO.

F*CKING.

WAY.

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Male 86
What did darkgear do that was so funny?
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Male 216
you posted this in a earlier post. tsk tsk
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Male 418
Or you know, you could go to digg and get all this a day or two earlier...
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Male 9,305
darkgear6, don`t you dare let me catch you doing that crap ever again or it`s banville, you got that?
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Male 1,381
um...okay?
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Male 4
I don`t see what the big deal is, hasn`t anyone ever seen 2 monkeys dressed in baby clothes before.
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Female 60
It`s not racist. This is just one of the options.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/ProductSet....

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Female 1,578
if the baby was white would there even be a question of racism? i dont see the big deal
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Male 9,305
...it`s a black baby with a pet monkey baby. Big whoop.
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Male 388
@ starshimmer

i love you!

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Male 360
Not even a good repost, sometimes I like seeing the fun games or silly pictures again, but this is just plain stupid!
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Male 1,045
Deja vύ.
still funny tough
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Female 767
i feel stupid but... i don`t get it :/
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Proof that the people who scream "racist!" are probably more racist than the kids they`re trying to "protect."

People need to stop thinking everything is racist.

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Female 331
I completely agree with edana...Theres 2 ways to interpret this toy, you either take it as just being a doll with a monkey animal theme, or you take it as racism. I think white people are just becoming so extremely afraid to be racist that they are starting to turn on other white people for everything that even suggest that another person is black. although we have to remember past mistakes, the past is the past. its a stupid protein in peoples skin..get the F* over it.
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Male 725
I don`t get it.
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Male 7,830
yeah, i saw this on the news. no longer for sale
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Male 680
Darkgear go somewhere else and dont bitch. Wasnt a repost.

But does raise question by saying this is wrong u are actually declaring yourself racist as you percieve it that way. (not sayiing your going to join the clan and crack some heads but think it)
Those that created it probably thought innocently enough little kids are little monkeys..tikes.. etc etc and any other name for little kids.Giving a free stuffed animal with it aswell. People should stop calling the race card just lines poickets of al sharpton and ann coulture.

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Male 90
Samsquanch couldn`t of said it better myself.
Look at me I`m a monkey does that make me black!
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Female 126
Repost of a repost of a repost.
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Female 170
i feel stupid but... i don`t get it :/
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Male 25,416
ROFL!
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Male 47
It`s almost as bad as the black oreo barbie doll
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Female 2,509
thank you Samsquanch

here`s my question:
no one would have a problem if it was a white doll with a monkey. however, since it is a black doll they scream racism. does that mean kiddos that want a black doll and a monkey cannot have one? OMG common sense people.

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Male 4,867
its wrong...but thats what makes it funny :D
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Male 454
Evil baby monkey. Comes with baby sized bag o` weed.
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Male 394
By the toys description, I cant tell which is the monkey.
I mean, its obviously the monkey but..
Whys she wearing a "Lil monkey" hat?
Why does it say the monkey has its own bottle, and the GIRL is holding it?
Why is all the monkey stuff on the girls side?
And more importantly, WHY IS SHE SHARING A DIAPER WITH IT?
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Female 1,890
win

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Male 619
LMFAO
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Male 1,623
Yes, humans evolved from apes. Not black people, humans.
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Female 230
lol. Yeah, that doll`s been discontinued. Apparently a whooole lot of people thought it wasn`t such a good idea. D:
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Male 169
There`s a whole article about toys like this (including this one) at cracked.com

http://www.cracked.com/article/137_7-hil...

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Male 792
It`s only racist if you think that black people are monkeys.
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Male 964
Wow....just WOW!
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Male 264
Link: WTF? Who Thought This Toy Was a Good Idea? [Pic] [Rate Link] - Baby Monkey, now with 50% more racism!
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