A market trader will be asked to stop selling ‘Golly doll’ merchandise after a complaint was made to Epping Town Council.
At a meeting last night (December 8), councillors voted to take the move after considering how offensive the design is to many people.‘Asked to’..?
The council stopped short of banning the items outright, after councillors including Tony Church and Alan Smith described it as “an extremely dangerous precedent to set” .
But it was decided to ask the trader to stop selling the items, with councillor Dawn Baird saying: “It has been brought to our attention and it does have racist connotations… whether there was one or 100 complaints we know what the connotations are.”I suspect the ‘dangerous precedent’ referred to is the chance the council will be sued.
Dear god, do these people have nothing better to do..?