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Race row after Afro washing up sponges go on sale


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


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Paladone do not sell directly to the general public but our products can be found in major retailers and independent gift shops within in the UK and throughout the world.
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.
‘Although it’s aimed at being humorous, sometimes it’s not funny.
‘We’ve spent 40 years removing racist imagery out of general politics, removing golly wogs, removing black and white minstrels, and it would be a shame if it crept back in.
That’s can’t be a positive thing in the 21st centry that we are using images that were really invented in periods of slavery and discrimination.’
Aiming a stinging attack directly at the company behind the products and called on them to be take off the supermarket shelves.
Mr Weyman said: ‘They need to think again. Is there no way they can come up with positive views of people without just using negative views of black people.
‘Trying to compare black people’s to brillo pads is not a really positive image – it’s not appropriate.’
Paladone said the range had been a phenomenal success since hitting the shelves.
But its attempts to give the humble cleaning implement a funky 70s disco makeover seems to have backfired.
A company spokesman said: ‘Our range of four washing up sponges are designed to make an everyday chore like washing up more fun.
‘The Disco, Beehive, Punk and Diva have sold hundreds of thousands of pieces. They have been a phenomenal success.Read more: 
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