Stop making and selling the 'American Girl' escaped slave doll 'Addy'
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Slavery was a vile, cruel, inhumane, unjust holocaust of Black Americans. Generations of lives were lost in the slave trade. Why would this subject matter ever be considered entertaining?
The "Addy" doll is an escaped slave girl who, along with her mother, are in search of her father. "Addy Walker’s story starts as she and her mother are escaping slavery to find Addy’s father and brother, who’ve been sold away. But their escape means leaving Addy’s baby sister behind—her cries could cost them their lives. Once Addy takes her freedom, can she re-unite her family?"
Its especially disturbing considering that there were many marketing and advertising executives who agreed that this was a great idea! Do you think the American Girl company would ever consider creating a Holocaust survivor doll?
The storyline of Addy in search of her brother and father who were sold into slavery should not be considered entertaining on any level. It diminishes the cruelty of slavery and instead glorifies it as some sort of adventurous fantasy! Please help me by asking Ellen Brothers, CEO American Girl and also Mattel Inc. to stop making this doll!.
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