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Post by phildidge on Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:11 am

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Waitrose has apologised over "racist" Easter ducks after customers complained that the dark brown one was labelled as "ugly".

An £8 trio of white, milk and dark chocolate Easter ducklings caused offence among a "small number" of customers for being labelled as "fluffy", "crispy" and "ugly".  

The complaints centered around the the dark brown one being described as the "ugly" one, with some implying it was racist.

Following the feedback, the supermarket temporarily withdrew the ducklings from sale while it redesigned the packaging to remove the labels. The redesigned packs are now back on sale in stores and online.    

The names are likely to have been inspired by the song "the ugly duckling", from the literary fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen, later adapted by Disney.


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/08/waitrose-pulls-ugly-chocolate-ducklings-sale-complaints-racism/



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Post by Syl on Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:19 am

I wouldn't see racism here, but it does seem odd calling a chocolate Easter Bunny Ugly.
Hardly making it attractive to buy for kids is it?

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Post by Raggamuffin on Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:01 am

Syl wrote:I wouldn't see racism here, but it does seem odd calling a chocolate  Easter Bunny Ugly.
Hardly making it attractive to buy for kids is it?

It's not a bunny. Rolling Eyes



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Post by Syl on Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:06 am

Raggamuffin wrote:
Syl wrote:I wouldn't see racism here, but it does seem odd calling a chocolate  Easter Bunny Ugly.
Hardly making it attractive to buy for kids is it?

It's not a bunny. Rolling Eyes



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Lol....so it isn't. Shocked

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Post by Vintage on Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:04 am

reference to the ugly duckling with feathers all stubby and brown which didn't turn into a beautiful duck but miraculously into a beautiful swan!.

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Post by 'Wolfie on Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:40 am

pirat

Gotta luv the way that the right-wing media and moronic bloggers will instantly label the anonymous "p/c" protestors as being "left wing", "snowflakes", even socialists/"communists" whenever a petty controversy like this arises...

When it's much more likely that the initial "racism" claims could quite well have originated with the store's own advertsing agency/department..

Working on the age old theme of "any advertising is good advertising".


Besides which, this particular example of "faux outrage" bait advertising wouldn't work in many other places, anyways,  especially where there are genuine "little black ducks" :

http://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/pacific-black-duck


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Post by phildidge on Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:44 am

WhoseYourWolfie wrote: pirat

Gotta luv the way that the right-wing media and moronic bloggers will instantly labels the anonymous "p/c" protestors as being "left wing", "snowflakes", even socialists/"communists" whenever a petty controversy like this arises...

When it's much more likely that the initial "racism" claims could quite well be originatong with the store's own advertsing agency/department..

Working on the age old theme of "any advertising is good advertising".


One shopper, who posted a photo of the item online, said she overheard fellow customers saying "this is not right", adding: "I agree, doesn't look good at all. Thousands of other options...why ugly?"

https://news.sky.com/story/waitrose-apologises-for-selling-racist-chocolate-ducklings-after-criticism-11688611

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Post by 'Wolfie on Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:52 am

phildidge wrote:
WhoseYourWolfie wrote: pirat

Gotta luv the way that the right-wing media and moronic bloggers will instantly labels the anonymous "p/c" protestors as being "left wing", "snowflakes", even socialists/"communists" whenever a petty controversy like this arises...

When it's much more likely that the initial "racism" claims could quite well be originatong with the store's own advertsing agency/department..

Working on the age old theme of "any advertising is good advertising".


One shopper, who posted a photo of the item online, said she overheard fellow customers saying "this is not right", adding: "I agree, doesn't look good at all. Thousands of other options...why ugly?"

https://news.sky.com/story/waitrose-apologises-for-selling-racist-chocolate-ducklings-after-criticism-11688611

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Meanwhile, that braindead ultra-right video-blogger shown in your opening has launched straight into his usual "regressive leftists" rhetoric...

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Post by phildidge on Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:56 am

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:
phildidge wrote:


One shopper, who posted a photo of the item online, said she overheard fellow customers saying "this is not right", adding: "I agree, doesn't look good at all. Thousands of other options...why ugly?"

https://news.sky.com/story/waitrose-apologises-for-selling-racist-chocolate-ducklings-after-criticism-11688611

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Meanwhile, that braindead ultra-right video-blogger shown in your opening has launched straight into his usual "regressive leftists" rhetoric...

He is a mixed ethnic liberal

Where else would this have come from?

Clearly the left. As would anyone on the right make such a claim?

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