Friday, July 31, 2015

British cops investigating after three youngsters sparked a race row by 'blacking up' as golliwogs

Is that the best they have got to do with their time. They don't have the personnel to attend the scene of most burglaries but they have got time for this triviality?

Police have launched an investigation to identify three teenagers who sparked a race row after they blacked up as Golliwogs for their town's summer parade.

Two girls and a boy painted their faces black, wore curly wigs and donned distinctive red, blue, white and black costumes at the Wick Gala, in Caithness, Scotland, on Saturday.

Police launched a probe into the incident after a member of the public raised the alarm over 'inappropriate behaviour' at the gala.

Golliwogs were a character in children's books in the late 19th century usually depicted as a type of rag doll. But the term has become a racial slur applied to black people in recent years.

Saskia Leighton, 23, from Wick, Caitness, added: 'Gala is a fantastic day of the year that really brings the community together.

'It's a real shame to see that great atmosphere spoiled by a few naive, thoughtless youngsters. I hope that they have learned from this and understand that although Wick may be remote they understand what it means and why it caused offence.

Wick Gala Committee have also been contacted by police as part of their probe.

Police Scotland confirmed it is carrying out an investigation but would not comment further.



Anonymous said...

Golliwogs lives matter.

Anonymous said...

There was no racial incident, just some of the perpetually offended saw something they did not like. The busybodies should be charged with misuse of police time.


Use the Name, Luke said...

'It's a real shame to see that great atmosphere spoiled by a few naive, thoughtless youngsters.'

Yeah tell me about it. It's such a shame that the day was ruined by hypersensitive numbskulls who see everything in terms of racist offenses getting offended at those who obviously aren't worried about race issues.

Oh, wait. Those are the people this particular numbskull was accusing of causing trouble. Sorry, my bad. (Not!)

Anonymous said...

Golliwogs are fictional characters so cannot reflect on any living or deceased person of whatever race. Is a costume representing Aladin also racist just because he looked like some kind of middle or east asian?

Bird of Paradise said...

The pluague of Political Correctness

Disillusioned said...

Oprah Winfrey bought a golliwog on her visit to Melbourne, Australia. If she is not offended then who gave the right for white people to be offended? Get over it and move on in your life.

Stan B said...

Disillusioned - Without "Offense By Proxy," most of these complaints go away, and the police will apparently have nothing to do with themselves!

Anonymous said...

Chasing costumed teenagers is a lot easier than chasing burglars and solving real crimes, and still looks like the police are being "active" and getting "results" .

Alpha Skua said...

Some people are offended by everything american Eagles,Flags,Uncle Sam,Fireworks and the 4th of July sick and tired of all their whining

Mal said...

Another teapot tempest.
I wouldn't be surprised to learn they were black under the blackface. At least one of them has features that certainly appear to fit.
OMG! Heresy! How can the media spin that revelation to get eyeballs on their sites?