A child's wig on sale at a budget store for Hallowe'en has been branded "racist" and "horrifying" by a grandmother.And you’ll never guess why…
Furious Norma Taylor, 48, is calling for the 'Sinister Black Childs (sic) Wig' to be taken off the shelves of 99p Stores in Croydon.You’ll note the lack of an apostrophe there, that the newspaper helpfully notes ‘(sic)’.
She was so surprised by the wigs that she bought one to show to her friends in case they didn't believe her.
"It just blared out at me – I was very shocked and horrified and I demanded to speak to the manager.Well, no, because you read it as ‘Sinister Black Child’, not as a sinister black wig meant for a child, FFS..!
"He just laughed it off even though, as a black person, I was trying to show him where I was coming from.
"Even on the receipt I have it says 'Sinister Black Childs Wig' (sic) – I couldn't believe it."
Ms Taylor, from West Croydon, thought of her three-year-old granddaughter, Mercedes, when she clapped eyes on the controversial item.Only if they are as dim as you, love. And possess such a huge chip on their shoulders. Which is probably a damned good bet!
She said: "I thought 'if she was to come in and see this, it would be so sad'.
"She's such a positive, bright and lively girl and I think if she saw that it would upset her so much.
"It would make her think 'is this really how the world sees us?'
"It is very negative and it would really be a downer for her and all the other children going into that shop."
But bosses are adamant there is nothing wrong with the product.Well, thank god for that. But I wonder how long that’ll last, when the racemongers and dimwits start their Twittermobbing?
A spokesman said: "It is quite obvious that this wig is in no way at all meant to be racist."
He refused to comment further, but said there are no plans to remove the wig from the shelves.
Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen!