Janet Jackson received a doll as a present during her recent tour and she wasn’t quite sure what to make of it.
Janet took to her Twitter account to post a photo of the gift she is understood to have received during her Number Ones: Up Close and Personal tour. The present was a golliwog 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 so Janet asked her fans to comment on it.
“During the tour, I was given this doll named Maria. She was advertised as lifelike. How does Maria make you feel?,”
Janet’s fans were not pleased. One tweeter said: “@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.“
Yes. I agree. How can a person be so ignorant? I am repulsed by this doll because of what it stands for. Folks..we apparently still have a long way to go before we can eliminate racism. I’m guessing it probably won’t ever fade away. This is just a shame. What are your thoughts on the doll. Is it racist to you?