Mother Says Toy Pirate Ship Figurine Is Racist

A Playmobil pirate ship came with several figurines, including one a mother says depicts a slave with a neck piece that looks very similar to a slave collar. (KGO-TV)
A Playmobil pirate ship came with several figurines, including one a mother says depicts a slave with a neck piece that looks very similar to a slave collar. (KGO-TV)

“You cannot have this specific accessory and call it anything else. The fact that you can Google it, look it up, say what it is-it’s a slave collar,” said Ida Lockett.

Lockett says she bought the toy for $90 at Toys ‘R’ Us. The Sacramento NAACP is now demanding the toy be pulled off the shelves. So far, Toys ‘R’ Us and Playmobil have not commented on the accusations.

 

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