The SockObama people (as expected) were approached by some racist wingnuts who want to see the doll go into production. Not a big surprise. What is surprising is they seem to be hinting that they may take advantage of “other opportunities that have presented themselves”. AFTER apologizing. I guess they had buyer’s remorse on their heartfelt reversal in intent to produce a racist product for financial gain.
We are very apologetic to all who were upset by our toy idea.
We will not be proceeding with the manufacturing of this toy.
But Monday afternoon, the creators, David and Elizabeth Lawson, told the Deseret News that “a few new opportunities have been presented” for the production of the monkey.
You people need to make up your minds. Are you apologetic racists who will not be making the dolls or unapologetic racists who will? Right now you look like waffling racists.
All I can tell you is if you build it? We will come. Harder. And in more numbers than before. We will, as you say in wonderful Bulwer-Lytton prose, we will form “an electronic battery of fiery darts flowed swiftly but silently through the veins of technology.”
You can put that in the bank at least, if not profits from racist dolls! Don’t say Eric didn’t warn you.