The video went viral and ignited nerves almost instantly: a little white girl screaming and throwing her black doll Christmas present as her family recorded and laughed at her. Now the girl’s older sister has taken to social media to try to explain that the reaction, from everyone involved, was not racist.
The British newspaper the scottish sun, first reported on Sunday on the explanation of the anonymous sister on Twitter, although according to another British newspaper, this Twitter account has since been deactivated, and no link to the tweet was found. The bottom line: The little sister doesn’t like dolls, and she was upset about that, not about the color of the doll.
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“My intention in posting this video was not to be ‘racist’ at all, my sister and my family are 100% not racist and it was not meant to come across that way,” the sister allegedly posted. of the girl.
“The doll was a Christmas present from a family member who obviously didn’t know my sister wasn’t a fan of dolls, period. Obviously she wasn’t any happier with a doll than She was only 7 years old and definitely didn’t mean it in a malicious way. She doesn’t like dolls at all, she was just scared because it looked scary, she’s now happy about it!
There didn’t seem to be any other explanation for what made the girl “scared” and the doll “scary”. What was clear from the video was that the family – including the sister who was clearing things up on Twitter – had a real laugh at the reaction and made a great impression of a group of parents teasing someone .
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The video had been viewed more than 10 million times as of Monday. Much of the internet didn’t find it as amusing as the family seemed to have it, with several agreeing with a tweet that read, “How is that even funny?”
Others pointed out that while recording the reaction of children opening presents is routine everywhere, it felt like a stage play. “WTF…the fact that the parents filmed this, expecting this reaction speaks volumes…” a post read.
However, the family history is that it wasn’t meant to be a joke and it wasn’t meant to be racist…and they stick to it.