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Store withdraws chocolate ducklings over racism complaint

By Jack Guy, CNN 
Updated 10:39 AM EDT, Tue April 09, 2019
 
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(CNN)UK grocery chain Waitrose has apologized after being accused of racism over the names of three chocolate ducklings.

The "Waitrose Trio of Chocolate Easter Ducklings" contains a white, milk and dark chocolate version, which were named "Fluffy," "Crispy" and "Ugly" respectively.

A Twitter user questioned why Waitrose had chosen to call the darkest duckling "Ugly."

 

"Overheard women saying 'this is not right,' I agree, doesn't look good at all," wrote Livia A. Aliberti on March 7.

Waitrose has since apologized in a short statement seen by CNN.

"We are very sorry for any upset caused by the name of this product, it was absolutely not our intention to cause any offence," reads the statement. 

"We removed the product from sale several weeks ago while we changed the labeling and our ducklings are now back on sale."

One possible explanation for the naming is a reference to the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale "The Ugly Duckling." 

The story features an unfortunate young duckling who is bullied by all of those around him before turning into a swan.

Aliberti thanked Waitrose for changing the packaging in another tweet Tuesday.

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It could be from the fairytale. Why would they call the others Fluffy and Crispy? 

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What kind of ignorance in here.... Think of the word "crispy" in relation to black people in recent history and how a black child would feel seeing a dark skinned duck named "ugly".

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44 minutes ago, Venus XCX said:

What kind of ignorance in here.... Think of the word "crispy" in relation to black people in recent history and how a black child would feel seeing a dark skinned duck named "ugly".

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It was a reference that was poorly executed. Get over it. They corrected it and apologized.

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2 hours ago, Electric Light said:

i don't see anything racist tbh

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Well my first thought was that it looked like vitiligo creep1

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the black people with pink paint splotches all over their skin are shook and horrified

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22 hours ago, Venus XCX said:

What kind of ignorance in here.... Think of the word "crispy" in relation to black people in recent history and how a black child would feel seeing a dark skinned duck named "ugly".

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So if someone says chocolate ice cream is garbage and vanilla is amazing, is that racist? dead4 

People tend to reach. Obviously we don’t want black children thinking they’re ugly, but the “ugly” one has pink splatters all over it and wasn’t ever meant to translate to race. It’s a duck. And there’s not even a white duckling to compare to; there’s a yellow one and yellow people don’t exist outside The Simpsons. 

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