UK's 'racist' Tesco blasted for selling black dolls cheaper than white ones
London, July 9 (ANI): UK's supermarket giant Tesco has been slammed for selling a black doll one dollar cheaper than a white one.
According to The Sun, Holly Beckett, who went to the store to buy a doll, was amazed after she found that two dolls that were on sale had different price tags, with the white doll more expensive than the black one. olly, and other customers she spoke to, reckoned the reason for the price variation was because the dolls have a 'different ethnicity'.
The white My Lovely Baby was priced at 5.96 pounds, but the black My Beautiful Baby was only 4.97 pounds.
Despite having different names, the dolls are the same, apart from different coloured skin and outfits, one pink, one purple, and they make different sounds.
Holly reported the price difference to staff, but was told it was a simple "pricing error".
But when she returned to the store a week later, she was astonished to discover there was still a price difference.
Holly, a former Tesco employee who shops at the giant store in Dudley, West Mids, said: "I think it's disgusting I have to pay one pound more because it's a white baby.
She added: "It's not about the money, but the fact is the white doll is a quid more dear than the black one and that can sow all kinds of ideas in people's heads." (ANI)
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