A chain of fashion stores has been accused of racism over a window display of black mannequins hanging from the ceiling.Uh huh. It doesn't really seem likely that a fashion store that wants to sell its products is going to celebrate the KKK, unless their biggest sellers are white hoods.
Police arrived at one branch, in Exeter, to investigate claims that the display was offensive and the Rural Racism Project says it has been "inundated" with complaints calling for it to be removed.
Spokesman John McKenzie said: "These disturbing displays are reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan and the lynching of black people in America.
"The chains used to hang the mannequins also bring to mind slavery and some of the complainants have commented on this.They really don't unless any use of chains for anything evokes slavery. The store's spokesman points out one of the more obvious flaws in the argument that hanging black mannequins represents hanging black people:
"The models are not black – they are grey."Presumably John Major ought to get indignant about the mannequins now.