NZ Herald news item-
An airport toy shop has been ordered to hide its “golliwogg” dolls after they offended a visiting black American hip hop star. Big Boi – half of chart-topping hip hop duo Outkast who performed solo at a packed Powerstation on Thursday night – noticed the dolls at Auckland Airport-based Natures Window as he was leaving yesterday.
Readers of this blog might not know who “Big Boi” is. Believe me guys, you should be grateful for that small ignorance. You don’t need to know. However, according to Wiki, Big Boi is Antwan André Patton (born February 1, 1975), an American rapper, song-writer, record producer and actor, best known for being a member of American hip hop duo OutKast alongside André 3000. In 2006, Big Boi founded the Big Kidz Foundation a nonprofit organization to help youth in Atlanta.] The Foundation’s mission is “to provide culturally diverse experiences in the field of humanities while helping create socially-conscious youth.”
In August 2011, Patton was returning from a cruise when a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement drug dog at the Port of Miami alerted officers. Patton was arrested and charged with illegal possession of controlled substances Viagra, ecstasy pills and MDMA powder. Patton was released from the Miami-Dade County jail on a $16,000 bond.
Here are some typical lyrics from one of Big Boi’s so called “rap songs”.
Typical day off in the A [aye]
But nicks on the Chevrolet, [aye]
Nigga wanna rob okay, okay
Way stand his waylay
Keep looking at me what a Gangsta grill
I’m gonna give your ass a Gangsta’s pill
That’s a little piece of lead, taken to the head
That nigga ain’t live that nigga there dead
Taken dirt naps, sleeping with the fishes,
Done like dishes, It’s a wrap like Christmas
Big Boi you said a word I’ll make these niggas dreams a nightmare
I will bust there motherfucker head ha ha ha
The Herald story says airport management quickly ordered the removal of the dolls after being contacted by the Weekend Herald.
“Once we were made aware, the retailer was immediately asked to remove the product from sale,” airport corporate relations manager Richard Llewellyn said. “While individual retail companies at the airport make their own choices about the products and services they sell, the airport also has the right to ask those retailers to cease selling products that may be regarded as objectionable or inappropriate.
“In this case we acknowledge that this is a product widely regarded as inappropriate and likely to cause offence, and as a result the retailer has been asked to remove it from sale.” We apologise for any offence caused as a result of this product being on sale at the airport.”
All I can say to this is that this Richard Llewellyn character strikes me as the most disgusting coward, cringing and grovelling and pandering to the hypocritical complaints of a degenerate viagra using and drug dependent rapper who writes and performs songs with violent and abusive lyrics that are much more offensive than any little doll in a toyshop window.
Y’know what they’re going to do now? Only put white golliwogs on sale. What utter madness.