"Feel Better Doll" comes with a label telling people to "hit the doll against a wall" when things are not going well.
New Jersey lawmaker Angela McNahle said she visited a shop in the One Dollar Zone in Bayon and believed the toy was "offensive and disturbing on so many levels." "There is no place in racism in the world, and I will not stand it, especially in this area, when I see the doll personally." I shrank and I was really frustrated at the thought that a black kid was beating another child or an adult for pure pleasure.
The president of a dollar zone Ricky Shah said the company immediately pulled the dolls out of the shelves after the customers expressed concern about them. 1
The dolls were in two other colors, green and yellow, the company added.
The doll maker is Harvey Hutter Co. The company's phone numbers are interrupted and its website no longer exists.
One Dollar Zone operates around 30 stores in the northeast, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.