Big Boi Has Racially-Insensitive Dolls Removed From New Zealand Shop


Big Boi caused quite a stir in New Zealand last week after noticing racially-insensitive dolls for sale at a shop in Auckland Airport.

Big Boi posted a photo of the toys—referred to as golliwogs—on his Twitter page last Thursday (August 25), that left many people in anger. [See above]

“Ok, all blacks is a rugby team, but what the ****are these,” he wrote before showing the image to his followers.

“Throw them in the bin with the person selling them,” one person tweeted back in response. “Burn the racist airport down,” another comment read.

Following the OutKast rapper’s statements, local paper, the New Zealand Herald contacted Airport management, who had the dolls removed.

“Once we were made aware, the retailer was immediately asked to remove the product from sale,” said Airport Corporate Relations Manager, Richard Llewellyn.

Llewellyn stated that although he didn’t get to speak to the Atlanta-bred rap star it was understood by the store staff that the dolls could be viewed as insulting.

“In this case we acknowledge that this is a product widely regarded as inappropriate,” Llewellyn said, “We apologize for any offence caused as a result of this product being on sale at the airport.”

Golliwogs were first introduced in the 1940s in children’s books by author, Florence Kate Upton, as a sort of caricature of an American Black minstrel figure. However, by the 1960s they began being associated with the insulting racial slur “wog,” and the books, deemed “racially insensitive,” were eventually withdrawn from libraries. Yet in some countries the dolls can still be found, as evident in this case.

Although shocked by the incident, Big Boi tweeted that he didn’t have any hard feelings towards the country.

“Despite the Golliwoggs, New Zealanders are cool as **** (sic),” he wrote. —Ralph Bristout

  • Sha

    This ain’t nothing new. Go to Brazil. You will see the same sh*t. It’s going to take a lot of time and Lysol to clean up global racism. Most of it can be blamed directly on The U.S. government. If they hadn’t pimped us as second rate citizens in television, music, and news maybe the world wouldn’t have this warped perception of who we are…..

    But as black folks we own some of that blame too. Just ask Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj, Kanye, Mario Van Peebles, and Justice Clarence Thomas.

    Get some buckets and mops people….

    • y3qh

      i would remove kanye west from that list

      • Sha

        @y3qh….

        Kanye’s artistic display doesn’t excuse him from acting like an idiot. In the beginning he was for the people. Now he’s wrecking expensive cars in videos and almost none of his rhymes seek to uplift black people. Many people were looking at him as the next ATCQ. But he’s proving to be a definite step down from that. I applaud his skills as a producer. But opening 50 Fat Burger restaurants and getting drunk in public and the publicly crying about some Taylor Swift ish he created gives me reason to put him on this list. Hell, I could put Jigga, Oprah Winfrey, and several others too. Just cause you have money doesn’t mean you uplift your race.

    • $yk

      of course you can trace an IP address on website. On mine I can see everybody’s IP and have to approve it when they comment from a different one.

      everybody doesn’t talk reckless with racist remarks and threats in the comments…and people do what you did all over the ‘net in comment sections, that’s why most websites have “report abuse” links.

      Basically your prank is backfiring badly…what you did is a federal charge too (believe that ICE is looking at you right now)…COULDN’T HAVE AN INTELLIGENT CONVERSATION TO BOOST THE COMMENTS? You resorted to the nonsense, huh?

      Like they’ve been saying all on this thread, YOU HAVE BEEN TAKING MASSIVE LOSSES HERE.

      • $yk

        I see they took down all of Kang’s comments…I know you’re probably lurking too…it’s was a failed experiment guy

        a lesson to be learned.

  • meathook

    ^^^^ says DA KANG. SMDH. I’ll pray for you buddy.

  • BOSSHOGG

    @Sha brazil has the biggest black population outside of africa and if you knew anything about brazil you would know the majority of the discrimination is due to your social/economic class and not race, but then again i didnt expect you to. what also should be noted is that americans are far too sensitive and politically correct. it is a doll, not an important political figure making these kind of statements.

    • LUKE DUKE

      Shut the hell up and quit trying to sound smart, fuckboy.

    • Sha

      @BOSSHOGG….

      This is a prime example of the stupidity I was addressing. You know nothing about me. Absolutely nothing. I lived in Brazil for 3 years. And not the typical tourist areas. I lived in Sao Luis, Maranhao, Brasilia, Vitoria, and Curitiba. I know what I’m talking about. Do you? I don’t know…. It sounds like you are dumb as sh*t. It’s not about what percentage of the population is Black. Racism existed in Africa too, you dummy! Get a book!

  • Ali Bomaye

    I’ve been to NZ before and it is racist down there— and it’s honestly because they are so far removed from everything and everybody. I was the first non African black person alot of people I went to school with had even seen =/ they know NOTHING really about our culture, except movies and music videos.

  • Teecee

    I’m from New Zealand, but I’m not a Kiwi (white New Zealander), I’m a Maori (native ethnicity of New Zealand). Can’t say I’m suprised at this kinda sh**, because quite frankly NZ is a very racist country that tries to act like it isn’t. I guess no matter where you go in the world though people are f****d up like that.

  • KANG RUNS FOR HIS LIFE

    See the coward run off as he is mad at the world. Poor little boy. He’s kinda like a wrinkled pussy without the hair. I’ll stick my dick in his hot mouth. KANG GETS PWNED. G’day folks!

  • Ray

    ALL OF Y’ALL R THE EPITOME OF WHAT THIS WORLD IS MADE OF…DUMB MUTHA FUCKAS WITH 2 MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS WHO DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THEMSELVES OR ANYBODY ELSE … WHEN ALL U SO-CALLED MEN WANT IS A HUG N GOOD FUC FROM EACH OTHER. SHIT LIKE THIS IS THE REASON Y THIS WORLD IS SO CORRUPT! BLACK FOLKS IS STUPID N SO IS WHITE FOLKS. BLACK PEOPLE ARE THE MOST POWERFUL-POWERLESS PEOPLE THIS WORLD HAS 2 OFFER .. AND WHITE PEOPLE ARE REALLY THE DUMBEST N MOST EVIL. THEY JUST CONTROL EVERYTHING SO BLACK FOLK ARE STILL SCARED OF THEM. BLACK FOLK STILL HAVE SLAVE MENTALITY. JUST LIKE A COMMENT READ WE AS BLACK FOLK DO DEMEAN OURSELVES ON A DAILY BASIS THEN HAVE THE NERVE 2 GET MAD WHEN ANOTHER PERSON COMES ALONG AND DO TO US THE VERY SAME THING WE’RE DOIN 2 OURSELVES. IF WE WEREN’T SO FOOLISH AND MATERIALISTIC WE COULD GET SOMEWHERE AS A PEOPLE. IF EVERYBODY WOKE-UP N REALIZED AND ACCEPTED THE TRUTH, NO ONE WOULD HAVTA SHOW THEIR IGNORANCE BY GOING BACK-N-FORTH ABOUT A SITUATION THAT’LL NEVER DIE AS LONG AS PEOPLE REMAIN WHO THEY R. N ALL Y’ALL SOUND LIKE A BUNCH OF FOOLISH KIDS THAT NEED YOUR ASSES WHOOPED OLD-SKOOL STYLE, BY UR DUMB ASS, NO LOVE, NO TEACHING ASS PARENTS.

    • Ricky Ross

      You know what Ray? You would almost sound intelligent if your stupidity didn’t ruin a almost good comment. How do you stop wrongdoing and insults, by insulting? If you don’t have anything good to say…

      You know the rest. For the record, I don’t know one Black person that has ever been scared of a White person. It’s actually vice-versa which is the reason why White supremacy and the movement thereof exists. What are White so jealous of? Why are they so scared? Why even come to a hip-hop website spitting racist rhetoric. KANG got owned, period point blank by the same ignorance that he was spewing. As a matter of fact, I’d think that you were him under a different guise trying to get his last bullshit in. Some people just don’t know when to quit.

  • VenusFLY

    Since arriving back in Australia 18 months ago after 12 years abroad Stateside I have seen these dolls everywhere – from drugstores to gift stores to ‘family’ venues. Yet every time I brought it to the manager’s attention my requests were met with excuses and the dolls remained. I’ve even written to my local press about it, no surprise that my letters went unpublished. Kudos to Big Boi for getting at least ONE place to stop selling them, alas, in New Zealand not Australia. But at least Australia no longer sells ‘gollywog’ cocoa biscuits. Oh yeah, as a ‘wog’ (meaning Ethnic Australian) and as a historian Australia’s got a pretty deep relationship with the images of Black Americana though it adamantly declares the images don’t mean the same in Oz *cough* ;P

  • $yk

    “Think about it,why on earth would a racist person just pop up on an hip hop site to talk shit?”

    ^ you think you achieved a goal with that nonsense you pulled?

    i don’t think you’re Black, I think someone actually told you you’re fuking up and now you’re in damage control mode. Blacks don’t do sh*t like that for a prank, they’ll just crack jokes about you.

    just admit you got caught in the moment doing some childish bullsh*t, and there might be some serious repercussions coming and you’re trying to save face.

    best advice…log off

  • kukluxswag

    LOL let me get those dolls blood

  • http://www.po.gov.za Tshilidzi

    Racism in any form must b xposed……..

  • Pauly Martin

    Boo Hoo what a cry baby …Big Boui blubbers

  • KANG KILLER

    You sound more like DA FAG.. I’m sure your dead grandpa used to fondle you and your lil’ inbred sister. You feelin us? Since you’re jocking a Black website, go fuck yourself, dick in the booty ass troll.

  • KARIM

    Fuck you bitch.

  • KANG’S ABSENTEE FATHER

    Yes my son is a faggot… He wanted to be Black, but the niggers beat his ass daily and now the little bitch is disgruntled. Yeah, he dropped out in the 8th grade, couldn’t hack those ass whuppins. Now he’s on a hip-hop website trolling. What a coward bitch he’s turned out to be. Perhaps it’s because I was out drinking, snorting and fuckin’ dogs… Oops, I mean his mother.

  • KANGS MOTHER

    Lil’ bitch didn’t I tell you to stop sucking your fathers dick! C’mere you got some work to do on my sour pussy! Didn’t I tell you to stop playing gangster?! Lick these toes bitch! Don’t be mad son…you’re my bitch, just like your father is my bitch too….

  • Da Kang is gay

    lol dude I’m white and we are seriously ashamed of u trailer park trash folk hahaha I mean seriously u can only afford tv dinners every month when the welfare check comes in and u don’t even have cable, don’t claim to b one of us when we really just reject u………pussy

  • KANG KILLER

    LOLOL!!! This faggot ass trailer park dicksucker is mad!! Look bitch, take your cracker ass to OMG somewhere and talk about how you wanna suck off Britney Spears or something. That’s why when it rains the mutt in you comes out… Bitch. LOL!!

  • KANG IS A BITCH

    You must be slow bitch. You wanna be Black so bad, I actually take it as an insult. Let me leave you with this bit of knowledge. Everyday you have to wake up in a trailerpark, knowing that you are the son of a jackal. Now you’re upset, well bitch that’s the way the burger burns.

    We kill crackers like you daily for sport and a laugh or two, while busting nuts in your lil’ white bitches that don’t want you either. Say what you will, but you’re still a product of a meth party gone wrong. Now you take that to your trailerpark, you inbred, Opie Cunningham looking, meth mouthed, dick jerking heathen. STILL MAD? Get over it bitch.

  • KANG GETS PWNED

    Seeing as though you hate Blacks so much, why do you know so much about their affairs? you are just the product of a methhead environment. An internet coward. Truth?! You must be popping too many pills…

    YOU CRACKERS FEAR THE BLACK GOD. As well you should. Just another punk ass coward with no job, at the trailerpark trolling. You’re a shame. I know you’re making your deceased father ashamed as he’s burning in hell. What have you won? another packet of meth? Entertain yourself coward. You’re still on a Black owned site, wishing that you were me. Bitch. Have a wonderful evening, sucking off your own mother. After all, you are the son of a jackal. STILL MAD?! Here’s some meth, pills and a cold Budweiser… Choke on it, lol….

  • Sha

    @Da Kang….

    Dude, you’re ridin’ solo on this one. Just because I choose to acknowledge our responsibility in the world’s perceptions doesn’t mean that I’m stupid enough to show my complete ignorance like you just did. While your point might be valid about Blacks demeaning themselves, you then turn around and attack us as monkeys among other ignorant ish. If you’re a real man, walk into Brooklyn, Harlem, DC and say that ish. I’d give you 10 seconds of life on that dare. Dummy!

  • BILLY BAD ASS

    KANG look bud, your getting embarrassed on a hip-hop website. You are embarrassing your own race. We do not accept poor trailer park trash embarrassing us. The first thing you need to do is not look so desperate. Know when you are getting your ass handed to you. Second learn how to spell, and constuct a proper sentence. Third, your mullet and neck-stache is showing. Handle it.

    Go home to your trailer with your tail between your legs. I mean you are part jackal like the dude said, lol… The more you troll, the dumber you look. Now seeing as I do work for a living and I don’t drink, smoke Marlboros all day and play on the internet, I gotta go. I see people like you all the time come into my office trying to collect welfare and food stamps. give it up my dude. Know when you have lost.

  • BILLY BAD ASS

    And in turn you respond to me… I WIN and your parents are still first cousins. L.O.L

  • Michelle Malkin

    Lol, you are such an idiot… You are an utter FAIL. How do you come on a rap site, spit racist douchebaggery and then get owned? Lol! Look, you seem to know about black tvshows and black music artists more than blacks do. What’s worse than any “nigger”, is a BLACK STAN FAN. Plus these guys are making you mad and you can tell in the way you type. You can’t even spell properly. Your yellow streak is showing, and I’m not talking about the one on the front of your soiled fruit of the looms. Give it a rest… You know you are a scared white guy sitting behind you screen (probably with a jar of vaseline) getting embarrassed. Racist bullshit, that’s one thing. Being a BLACK STAN? OUTRAGEOUS. Give it up, get a life. Better yet, KILL YOURSELF. What good are you to us?

  • BILLY BAD ASS

    LMAO!! Little guy gets upset… I win again, the fact is you have no idea who you are talking to. Obviously though, I’m someone with a level of intelligence that you can’t even fathom (look that up 3rd grade education). I can destroy and embarrass you all night long if I wanted to. when people read these comments, they will know the level of your intelligence. It doesn’t look good for you dude. Now look, right next to you on your table is a syringe. Load that up with liquid meth, heroin, whatever your poison is. Put it to the vain in your arm. Stick yourself. Push that stuff in rrrrreeeeeeeaaaalllll ssssllllooooowwwwww…. Ahhh feel that rush, shoot some more, you know you want to. You feel that numbness? That’s death approaching. Now you are benefitting Whites everywhere. Thanks for being a part of the solution. you’re a great sport!

  • Michelle Malkin

    LMAO!!! I made you mad didn’t I dickless little boy. Poor baby. I own you. You’re my bitch. This is too funny cause you have been getting slaughtered on this thread. You’re done for the night. Everybody is gonna see that the little racist troll got his smelly arse handed to him with a pickle and a jar of vaseline! Now go clean up your dirty little trailer… LOSERRR! #duhwinning

  • Michelle Malkin

    Surrrre motherless child!! My number is 1-800-FUCK-YOU. Call it, then kill yourself like your parents did after giving birth to a dirty bastard such as yourself. I’ll send you flowers to put on their cheap, pissy headstones. #LOSERRR

  • Michelle Malkin

    OHHHHHHHH, I’M SO SCARED! Threats?! You’re so done. Well loser, i’ve already reported you to the proper authorities for internet abuse… Looks like you’re finished buddy. By the way, you’re still a LOSERRR!

  • Michelle Malkin

    There is a difference between coming at and making threats inbred asshole. Don’t punk out now rotting mama’s boy! You have been reported to the proper authorities and XXL for making threats. No one threatened you in the least bit, and you were getting obliterated on this thread genius. You are done dundy, stick a fork in yourself. GOOD LUCK!

  • BILLY BAD ASS

    Getting upset much are we, skinhead dick-monger? Listen dummy, when you own your own business, you can do what you want, don’t you know that? Oh yeah, you wouldn’t. Most hate mongers aren’t employed. You are getting destroyed. your Aryan brothers are gonna stomp the shit out of you for being a LOSER. Getting beat up on a XXL website? That’s fuckin’ classic. you can’t even win trolling a web page, so you know if we meet up that’s an instant beating. You said it yourself “If any nigger assaults me they’ll go up for murder charges.” That proves what kind of coward you are. an embarrassment to your race and your cause. look dude, I know you probably never had your parents around. you need a hug or something, but there’s no girl that would ever get next to you I’m sure, which is why you are on this site getting destroyed, wasting away. Go to bed, or to dirty couch, or to cot, or floor. whatever is inside of that filthy, rat trap that you call a trailer. Good night buddy… You’ve lost…..big time.

  • BILLY BAD ASS

    Ho? Using Black rhetoric? YOU ARE A STAN!! Obviously a loser at life. What’s with all the violence? Sounds like your brain is shutting down, or better yet, you were born stupid. Hey the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree does it? Throw hands? Little, punk loser please. You’re nowhere near ready. I’d have my people on you LIKE WHITE ON RICE. Take it to the next level?? You’ve gotta be kidding… Hey guys, looks like we have a bona fide BLACK STAN here. He claims to be an Aryan or some dumb bullshit, but uses black slang and ghetto terms? Michelle was right, LOSER at life and definitely a LOSER ’til death. Boy, your rotting mama and pappy must be proud. Well, tell you what. They won’t have to wait long for you to join them in hell. Goodnight dirty dragon. ONE MORE FOR THE GOOD GUYS! LMAO!

  • $yk

    but also remember when Bol was getting all that heat, XXL had it where you could comment under anonymous, and they changed it. some quick info…

    not only can the federales flag you IP, they will flag your email address. they have a database that takes keywords (ie them slurs) and they store them. if one reports you, they’re gonna pull that file up. also it’s not true that everytime to use your browser you get a new IP, that only applies if you have a proxy to scramble it, and if you say you were at work doing that, I bet that computer doesn’t have a proxy, because they want to track your ‘net usage at work.

    and if you are truly Black, this is where I say brothers need to stop playing around and get serious. it’s real out there, especially with this internet thing. if Homeland Security can get at you for tweets and Facebook updates, they can snatch you off of some comment section fukery. Whomever you are, hope all works out for you, but this is a lesson for all…

    and the way my computer is acting right now, I’m pretty sure there’s someone checking in as I type…

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