Friday, July 11, 2008

After Houston complaint, Wal-Mart pulls comic bookStore apologizes to blacks offended by main character
by Neil Stratton, Houston Chronicle, July 10, 2008

The black comic book character Memín Pinguín — whose face resembles a monkey — is hugely popular in Mexico, but its stereotypical image has proven to be too offensive for some north of the border.

Wal-Mart announced Wednesday it will no longer sell the controversial comic book featuring Memín. The national chain recently made the comic book available in its stores as part of a series of Spanish-language titles. The books prompted outrage this week from community activist Quanell X, who demanded that Wal-Mart apologize for selling the racially charged books. >>Read More

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