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afraid of insulting muslims where does pc stop

Posted by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 8:04 AM
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/01/lego-jabbas-palace-racism_n_2993978.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl20%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D292321


 


This is the stupedist thing ever toy was called racist by muslims.  Because a fantasy toy resembled a muslim mosk too much.

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momaof8
by Silver Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 10:50 AM
Bump
Cutenessmom
by Gold Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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This is idoitic  I can get mad at Halloween Witches lol!

MIA0223
by Emerald Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 10:52 AM
Place marker....
I don't see the issue either way. And I am Muslim.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Apr. 3, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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Stupidest* Ironic you misspelled that. Ha.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 3, 2013 at 10:54 AM

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Lego is planning to pull its Jabba The Hutt-themed set off the shelves this year, but it wants you to know that recent accusations of racism are not the reason why.
Birol Kilic, head of the Turkish Cultural Association of Austria responsible for the accusations, doesn't appear to agree. He told NBC News that after his group met with the toymaker last week, the company promised to pull the product from shelves by the end of this year. Kilic’s organization argued earlier this year that the set resembled the a former mosque in Istanbul, the Jami al-Kabir mosque in Beirut and a minaret.
Because Jabba The Hutt is a villain in the Star Wars films, the group claimed the alleged close resemblance reinforced negative stereotypes about Muslims.
“This does not belong in children’s bedrooms,” Kilic told NBC. “And the minaret-like tower features machine guns. Children will become insensitive to violence and other cultures.”
Officials at the world's most valuable toy-maker pointed to a statement from the company indicating that its decision to discontinue the product was not due to criticism:
"A few media have reported that the product is being discontinued due to the mentioned criticism. This is, however, not correct," the statement reads. "The LEGO Star Wars product Jabba's Palace 9516 was planned from the beginning to be in the assortment only until the end of 2013 as new exciting models from the Star Wars universe will follow."
Lego earlier released a separate statement saying that the components of the toy were all intended to resemble characters and sets from the fictional Star Wars movies.
“The LEGO Group regrets that the product has caused the members of the Turkish cultural community to interpret it wrongly, but point out that the design of the product only refers to the fictional content of the Star Wars saga,” the January statement reads.
The “Jabba’s Palace” controversy isn’t the first time Lego has been accused of racism. In 2010, artist Chris McVeigh noticed that almost all of the non-white lego men and women scowl, prompting Wired to explore the issue. The publication found that Hollywood could be in part to blame; Lego sets that are based on famous movies reinforce the racism already apparent in movie industry casting, according to the Wired article.
UPDATE: This post has been updated to include comments from Lego.
momo3fgr8tteens
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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Wait, what is a "mosk" or did you mean "mosque"? Didn't read the article yet. Bump for when I am on the computer. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Apr. 3, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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*mosque

You're really not very bright.
RightSock
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Oooo

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Apr. 3, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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Is it really a big deal? Does it hurt you if they change it? No. There is nothing wrong with being sensitive to others. There is something wrong with spelling like you're 8.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 3, 2013 at 10:59 AM
U know what I find insulting? That people are so aware and try not to offend every religion besides Christian and every race besides white. Idgaf about who is offended by what we're all one people under God right?
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