(iWIDK By Mike Finiello) – A UK company may have crossed the line with its new line of cleaning products.
British makers Paladone have styled a line of cleaning products after carricatures of Dianna Ross and other black soul singers much to the chagrin of campaigners who feel the products are racially offensive.
It is the hair of the cleaning products that acts as a brillo-pad that have civil rights groups furious.
According to Daily Mail, United Against Fascism general secretary Weyman Bennett claims the range reinforces negative stereotypes and ideas, adding, “What are we going to have next, toilet brushes like that?”
Although Paladone says the products have been a smash since hitting stores, Mr. Bennett aims to have them removed.
A Paladone spokes person has stated that the company has many other cleaning products in many other hairstyles (not just an Afro) that have done just as well and that the company’s aim is to make a chore like cleaning fun.