fredasmith Posted March 14, 2012 Report Share Posted March 14, 2012 I took my boyfriend and his parents past the shop, and they were like "Oh it's like that up here is it?" and I was quite embarrassed. Even if the doll itself is not technically offensive, the connections people have with them are not so positive. They sound quite bigoted. They said it with a teasing tone, but they were still pointing out that the dolls are generally considered a slightly awkward relic of the past. Trying to explain the number of Shetlanders in blackface at Up Helly Aa, however... eek. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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