Janet Jackson Receives “Lifelike” Racist Doll As A Gift While On Tour

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“During the tour, I was given this doll named Maria. She was advertised as lifelike. How does Maria make you feel?,” Janet wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of the doll.

The doll sparked angry reactions from her followers. “@JanetJackson I think the doll is in very poor taste. You”d think in 2012 people would have much more class and not be so ignorant,” said one fan.

The Golliwog or golly doll is a rag doll with frizzy black hair and skin based on a character in children’s books in the late 19th century.The term golliwog has since been used as racial slur to black people.

What do you think of the “gift”?

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