Room4Debate: ‘Afro Sponges’ for Sale: Racist or Cute?

By Tom Gardner of the Daily Mail

The range of dish washing products have been branded racist

The range of dish washing products have been branded racist

A company behind a new range of Afro style washing up sponges has been slammed for being racist.

Campaigners have attacked British makers Paladone for its latest range of dish cleaning products which caricatures black soul legend Diana Ross as having a brillo pad for a hairstyle.

The offending items, which have just gone on sale across the UK, have been likened to reproducing golliwogs or the Black and White Minstrels by reinforcing negative stereotypes.

What are your thoughts?
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