Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Hoops and YoYo Exposed!
It seems that the NAACP discovered a “racist” card. Hallmark was quick to grovel and censor the card. The offending characters are known White Supremacists Hoops and YoYo. I mostly worry about the CHILDREN being exposed to such hate.
Printed on the card, is dialogue such as, "Watch out, Saturn, this grad is gonna run rings around you!" And on the audio chip that plays once the card is opened, Hoops and Yoyo continue their riffing on all the things new graduates are going to do once they get out there to take on the universe.
Including: ""And you black holes -- you're so ominous! And you planets? Watch your back!"
Sounds like an innocent enough reference to that peculiar feature of the solar system known as a black hole to us. But members of the NAACP hear it differently, saying the high-pitched voice of Hoops -- or Yoyo, we still can't keep 'em straight -- says "black whores" and is a racist slur against African-American women.